August 30th, 2007 by jpeters
Today, The New York Sun published an Op-Ed by Mike on education. You can find it here.
Brief excerpt: “Children are different than they were 30 years ago. They reach puberty much earlier and they’re exposed to a lot early on that it doesn’t make sense to maintain the traditional 12-year academic track. We need to start schooling children earlier and getting them into the workforce sooner. Parents should have the option of entering two-year-olds into school programs that offer reading instruction. Starting at 10 years old, students should remain in school until 5 o’clock with mandatory extracurricular activities and supervised individual study.
“High school should start at 13 years and end at 16. All college-bound poor students should be given tuition assistance. Those who don’t want to attend college should receive publicly funded technical training. Tax breaks should be given to companies that hire and train teenagers to perform technology-based jobs. The right way to fight outsourcing is not by erecting trade barriers but by preparing our youth to compete.”
Please don’t forget to digg it.