The public high school system August 30, 2006Posted by sdpurtill in High School, Rants.
School is back. Classes from 8:00-2:30 every day.
I wake up every morning around 7:00 with another long, boring day of school ahead of me. I grew up in private school, so public school is quite a change for me. Here are a few things that I wish I could change in the system.
#1 – If there are kids in classes that don’t want to be there, kick them out
They not only waste their time, but the time of 30 other kids. Give the students 1 chance to change after they are kicked out of the class the first time, but the second time don’t let them come back.
#2 – Offer technology classes that are at a college level
#3 – No homework
High Schoolers don’t do it anyways. Plus all the web developers at the school don’t need another distraction :p
#4 – A winter break that is a month and a half
Students would get out of school December 14 and come back February 1. This would give students a chance to get out in the real world and work on web applications instead of focusing so much on school. Completely necessary; students need to apply the things they’ve done in school or else they’ll forget it.
Plus that gives students a month and a half to ski at Alpine Meadows 🙂
#5 – The school should have companies that support the school
If I was the principal, I would try to recruit the best designers, video editors and web developers. Start your own media company, and the company’s revenue would go directly back into the school.
I don’t know if any of this is possible, I know I’ll probably never work in the education industry. But if I had a chance to start a private school, that’s what it would be like.