How about you fix the educational system by hiring teachers THAT ACTUALLY TEACH? Or how about you fix the educational system by making it seem like EDUCATION rather than JAIL TIME and PUNISHMENT. How about you fix it by trying to MOTIVATE high school kids to try rather than BORING THEM and DEPRESSING THEM until they give up all together? Also how about instead of having teachers who think they are superior to every single student, you hire teachers that can connect with the students and understand their plight? How about you hire teachers who give maybe just half of a shit? How about you fix the educational system by providing a school where students can go and not be mercilessly ridiculed by their peers? How about you fix the educational system by providing a school that INSPIRES CREATIVITY rather than SUPPRESSES ANYONE WHO ISN’T A BOOK WORM TEACHER’S PET.
How about you try to add ways to appeal to specific student’s interests? I was obsessed with music, I spent every day thinking about music and wanting to play music. The last thing I wanted to do was sit there and listen to my liberal social studies teacher ramble on about Rosa Parks and why I should feel bad about myself for being white. And no, I didn’t want to play the trumpet in the marching band, I wanted to play my drum set while playing music that I enjoyed. Rock. How about you set up a system to inspire kids, as in a class specifically for harder music? Drum sets, guitars, bass guitars, microphones, amplifiers. Rock. How about you set up a class based around learning how to create electronic music and poetry, in other words rap? Just think of how many young students would stay out of trouble if they knew how to make beats and write rap songs that interest them. And I don’t mean the rap that talks about violence and promiscuity, but the rap songs that talk about having a hard life and getting through it, being more than you thought you could be, or heart break, anything. Expression. Creativity. Art. These things are so much more important in life than learning absurd algebraic formulas that maybe 1% of the human population will ever need to know. These things are so much more important in life than learning about why some chemical reaction occurs when you mix two substances that I’ll never have to interact with for the rest of my life.