Friday, February 5, 2016

Join the Conversation on Education in Our Communities

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are

- Cat Stevens, Harold and Maude

Chapter One Questions: Here are some things to ponder

You don't have to answer them all, but answer the ones you care about most or add in your own sentiments.


  1. What are five core areas to be looked at to maximize the role of education?
  2. What do you think of doing a combination of traditional and vocational studies? Is this feasible in your hometown school system? Why or why not?
  3. Do you agree with the idea of minimum standard tests? How is their role different from subject assessment tests?
  4. I once had a professor who flat out didn’t believe in testing; what’s your reaction to that?
  5. Do you agree that physical education should be a daily requirement? What are the laws in your state regarding this? How are they enforced? Are there any loopholes?
  6. Did the section on Special Education give you any feeling of hope or optimism? Was there any particular point you found useful?
  7. Which idea for maximizing physical programs would best be integrated into the schools?
  8. Was there any point or idea in the section on Adult Education that you liked?
  9. What did you think about the idea of “Language Houses” at our state universities?
  10. In your opinion, how should adjunct professors go about improving their situation? 
Tell us how you feel about these thoughts. Share them with your friends and family and get your community involved in the solutions to our world.

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