Education: Make Curricula Engaging and Relevant Essay

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This is an enormous question with many facets and implications. I don't claim to know how to accomplish all of these things, particularly as regards money, but here are some general thoughts and directions that I believe warrant consideration.

Include everyone. That means making sure that poor neighborhoods, rural districts, and so on really do have the same access to education as wealthy neighborhoods where parents can afford to send their 3- and 4-year-olds to private preschools and can pass a parcel tax to compensate for lagging state funds.

It also means having services to try to put disadvantaged and disabled youth on equal footing with their peers. That means everything from decent free and reduced-price school lunch options to
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This is an enormous question with many facets and implications. I don't claim to know how to accomplish all of these things, particularly as regards money, but here are some general thoughts and directions that I believe warrant consideration.

Include everyone. That means making sure that poor neighborhoods, rural districts, and so on really do have the same access to education as wealthy neighborhoods where parents can afford to send their 3- and 4-year-olds to private preschools and can pass a parcel tax to compensate for lagging state funds.

It also means having services to try to put disadvantaged and disabled youth on equal footing with their peers. That means everything from decent free and reduced-price school lunch options to skilled special education, to a school psychologist or other professional trained to recognize learning disabilities and recommend strategies to address them.

Most other points here are really extensions of this one.

Start early, and never stop. Learning starts before a child reaches kindergarten or first grade. Outreach to and support for parents even of infants is a reasonable first step. Early childhood programs have proven very successful in improving students' performance throughout life.

Further on, make secondary education accessible to all. I know some bright, creative adults who feel constrained by their lack of a university education, which they lack largely because they were unable to afford it financially.

And don't stop
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