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How Education could be different

Teachers could receive performance-based bonuses

Job readiness skills and career development could be taught in high school

Public policy clearinghouses could be easier to use and more comprehensive

Students could take a gap year

Financial literacy could be taught in high schools

Networks of schools implementing proven programs could lead to school reform

Children could not be shamed if they cannot pay for school lunch

Public school district funding could be less unequal

Detention could replaced with mindfulness and yoga

Schools could have a well-run school library

Students could earn micro-scholarships throughout high school

Parents could be encouraged to talk more to their newborns and infants

National educational, scientific, and historical standards could be set for school textbooks

Volunteer tutors could help to improve literacy rates

Low income students could be given more information and support to apply to competitive colleges

Three kinds of tenure tracks could be used in universities

More advisement and support could increase college graduation rates

Syllabi could be collected and shared online

Preschool could be part of the public education system

People could learn from others in their community or people online

Textbooks could be rented

Colleges could improve how facilities and buildings are used

Credit could be transferred to colleges more easily

Healthy school meals could be available to schoolkids

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) could help violent and chronic juvenile offenders

Schools could have coaches that organize play during recess and after school

Bullying could be addressed with babies

Students could learn at home and do homework in school

A digital merit badge system could give credentials to job seekers and encourage life long learning

Education could be available online for free

Corporal punishment could be banned in schools

Small schools could boost graduation rates

Performance-based scholarships could increase student achievement

Learning communities at community colleges could promote student achievement

Career Academies could improve labor market outcomes for students

Families could receive assistance with the FAFSA form in order to increase college attendance

Teachers could be trained by apprenticeship programs

The Nurse-Family Partnership program could be used more widely

Public schools could offer apprenticeships or internships

Student surveys could evaluate teachers

Schools could offer better counseling for poor students