Would this fundamental education reform gain bipartisan support? Would you support it?

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First I would like to say that a school voucher system would be ideal, but not realistic , since you never get bipartisan support . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus What do you, as a liberal or conservative (please name) , think of the normalization of the entire national education system ( liberal idea ) to dissolve the Union of Teachers ( conservative idea ) ? In education, I like to see a uniform curriculum for all grades 1-12 with a standardized test each year . I propose a completely new curriculum (which would have to be streamlined into 4 levels ) with financial education compulsory for all levels , and a level of preparation for college 1, level 2 for members and offices , tier 3 for work menial and level 4 for children with learning disabilities . Each level will have standardized national exams worth 40% of the final grade from grade 1 excluding the fourth level . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I realize that most of this call to the liberals and I am very conservative , so in addition to reducing the power of the teachers' union, I would propose better pay for better teachers , the ability to fire a teacher, wage cuts and great emaciation administrator overhead, and elective classes in religion at school . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Does this win bipartisan support ? Would it be terribly missing fix American public education system ? Do you support it?
Answer1Pingpongcham Answered at 2012-11-04 21:34:15
Very interesting idea. And I am pretty much liking it. I doubt, of course, that many teachers would be in favor since they might actually have to prove they can do their jobs like ordinary people and not be able to rely on their archaic tenure system. In an ideal world, you might be able to gain support for such a simplified system, but we don't live in a perfect world, do we? And now that I think about it, the 40% of the final mark being from the standardized exam may present a problem since teacher now days have resorted to cheating by giving their students the answers on their exams that depend on showing how "well they do their jobs." Since you asked I will say that I lean much more toward the Conservative side of things, yet I don't like to paint myself into a corner like that and I don't usually like to 'declare a side.' To me, all things should be considered for their merit, it's just that almost nothing that the liberal seem to back seem to have any merit for me. And I don't think that with the climate of the country at this time, anything will get any bi-partisan support. But good luck.

Oh and by-the-way, the voucher system is being used here where I live and I have supported it for years because of the sadly lacking schools. I have also always felt that parents pay for the taxes that support the public schools, but they should be able to send their chilren to religious schools, or other schools if they wish without having to pay for them with their own money. Unless the public schools stepped up to the plate and began doing the job that they are wasting our money on, then I will always support the voucher system.
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