That's the question we're trying to answer this week on CNN.
From teacher shortages and budget cuts to high dropout rates, we're examining the challenges school systems face every day. We’re also taking a look at successes. Which schools are getting it right and how can other schools follow their lead?
That's where you come in. We want to hear your ideas and suggestions on ways to fix our schools.
Leave us a comment. We’ll share them throughout the week in the CNN Newsroom.