Post what you see as a problem to the UK's public. Could include debt, climate change, social decline, healthcare standards etc., whatever you think causes a problem now or in the future.
Bonus: Give a brief description on how you'd solve it.
Problems in the UK Watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-03-2013 08:45
- Section Leader
- 27-03-2013 11:08
Apathy towards learning and self-education.
Would solve by reforming the education system. Pay teachers competitive wages to tempt them from industry, so that children are able to be taught by passionate, knowledgeable teachers who can instil in them an interest in learning for its own sake, instead of the lowly-paid, uninterested, bureaucratically-bogged-down teachers we have today, who have their passion drained from them by the system, and implicitly pass on to their students the belief that education is boring.
Would make schools more democratic, offer more freedom to students so that they feel respected, and push schools to abide to the philosophy that the school must be fitted to the child, rather than the child to the school. It is perfectly possible to do (Summerhill is an example of such a school) and would have the effect to inspire children instead of dulling them.
Full thoughts: http://journalofinterest.com/essays/future-education/Last edited by miser; 10-09-2013 at 15:25. Reason: Link update