The Big Picture: Reinvent Education with Robert Reich (video)

JoAnn Chateau

This is the 5th installment of ‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy’ with Robert Reich:

Reinvent Education

Much of our education system, from the bells that ring to separate classes, to memorization drills, was built to feed the assembly lines that powered the American economy in the last century.

What we need today is education that provides the critical thinking skills necessary for the new economy.

— Robert Reich

How to Reinvent Education

The American education system is terribly outmoded. For the sake of our kids, and the economy, we must fix it.

  • Stop endless testing
  • Limit class sizes
  • Increase funding and services
  • Technical training
  • Make higher education FREE
  • Increase teacher and staff pay

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‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy’ is a collaborative project between Robert Reich and MoveOn.Org.

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4 thoughts on “The Big Picture: Reinvent Education with Robert Reich (video)

  1. sojourner

    Home-school! It’s the responsibility of the parents, not the state, to educate. And the system is firmly in place for parents to do this, whether they work or not, or at least in Merica.

    He has good suggestions, but this man still thinks this system/order, as if stands now, can be fixed. I don’t.

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    1. newsfortherevolution Post author

      The elite would never agree to these change for two reasons, the cost and they do want an educated populace. The ideas presented here are on the right track and it’s good that someone like this is trying to start this conversation. But you are correct, and the issues go much deeper than “a problem with education”. The system itself needs to be replaced. Under a new system our approach to education would be dramatically different.

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      1. sojourner

        Yes, in another setting, under the control of everyone in the community, a community education plan could be established and work. But the way it stands now, as you said, it will never work.

        And this is why more and more people here are choosing alternate forms of education. If I were a parent, my children would never see the inside of a public school! Never. And I was public educated and a teacher,

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