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November 2nd, 2011
05:44 PM ET

Restoring education in America

Brooke talks with Fareed Zakaria about his upcoming special that focuses on ways to improve  America's schools.

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  1. Frederick C. Bronson

    Let's go back to how it use to be, English in the class rooms you speak Spanish go back to where you are from, keep the pants pulled up, you want to wear your pants at your knees just wear a dress, you know what you want that's why you have your pants down, stop busing kids miles away, and bring back the ruler and tell parents to shut up cause their kids are being picked on if they misbehave, take welfare away put Americans back to work more no hand outs.
    Frederick. Bronson. North Carolina

    November 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  2. Clinton Brown

    Fixing our schools is, unfortunately, going to take a generation. We must change what we are doing. Get the Feds out, eliminate the Dept of Education, eliminate Unions, bring in performance based pay (like any other occupation), teach the basics, fix elementary education (kids aren't learning reading, writing and math), possibly look at Brazil and de-socialize education here. We need to realize that our youth do not all have to go to College but they do require some post high school education. Top 10 jobs are 1) Skilled trades 2) Sales 3) Engineers 4) Drivers (DRIVERS!) 5) Finance and Accounting 6) IT 7) Management/Educutives 8) Teachers 9) Admin/PA's/Secretaries 10) Machinists

    The whole system needs to be revamped. We can do this together and we can turn around our decline that has been caused by both sides...but liberalism is a cancer that is killing us.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  3. Ann Elliott

    Finland has one of the top educational systems and their teachers are unionized. It is not the unions, or teachers, that are destroying education. The unions don't interview potential candidates, they don't hire them, they don't evaluate them and they don't decide who works at which schools. Those decisions belong to the school district's management and school boards. If you want to revamp education-then start with the people in administration and the school boards.

    Plus-As a someone who has spent her entire 20+ years in a title one school the biggest problem with education can be solved by people like Bill Gates, but not in the way he suggests. If the billionaire boys really care then they need to keep jobs here in America. 20% of our children live in poverty while only 4% of children in Finland live in poverty. Keep jobs here and education will improve... and that wouldn't require an act of congress, but the will to act. Then families can thrive, instead of just trying to survive. When families aren't worrying about the bills-education can become a priority at home again.

    November 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
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