Because of failing schools like we have seen in Detroit, Kansas City and other areas it is evident that our education system has to change. We also need to make everyone more accountable for a better education system (School Officials & Teachers, Parents, and Students). We can begin by issuing a voucher to children in each grade so that they can attend a school of their choice (Including Home-Schooling).
If "Religious groups performing work connected to the group's activities, including associated education institutions" are covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, then why can't our government provide funding for Charter and/or Religious Schools? Although this idea appears to be insurmountable, it will actually be very easy to achieve, keep class sizes to a reasonable number, and have children attend class five days a week (So Parents Can Work A Full Week). By also having a National ID card in place, we will know how many students have to be educated. We could then establish criteria of what has to be learned – and at what age. In this way, we can make sure our economy is producing the necessary number of doctors, engineers, and whatever profession you would like to name to fulfill our society requirements.
It will also give everyone a "Seat-At-The-Table" so that a person does not have to move into a rich neighborhood in order to get a quality education. In some areas of the country, such as Washington, DC we're paying way too much to educate a student – $16,000 and getting very poor results as a consequence. By offering School Choice we would actually make our public school system stronger. Schools will also be granted the authority to decline an individual from attending their school if they know that person is disruptive.
In addition, to keep American citizens from accumulating massive debt that will take a generation to pay, funds should be provided to everyone of our citizens to attend a college or vocational training school if they so desire. (The reasoning for this is simple – if our government is willing to pay for a child if they fail a grade and have to repeat it, we should also be willing to invest in and advance a person's career.) Government would then work with Colleges/Universities to set tuition and not have it exceed more than 10% of a family's total earned income per year so that tuition costs remain manageable and student bodies will continue to be diversified (i.e. what is currently being proposed at Harvard University).
This plan will instill hope in every American and enable each one of us to pursue our own happiness, dream, and to "contribute long-term" to our country.
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