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Objective based education

The supposed goal of our public education system seems to be socialization as much as it is education, however it fails horribly at developing the ability to work effectively as a team.


FIRST Robotics goes a long way towards accomplishing this, however it's an underfunded extra-curricular which is perceived by many as "nerdy".


My specific recommendations are as follows:

Current "group projects" resemble unions in the lack of incentives. They suffer from the "free rider problem" horribly.


#1.Grading on "group projects" should be a 75/25 averaged score with documentation of your own personal contribution to the project comprising the 75, and the 25 being based on the entire group outcome.


#2.Group projects should be based on real problems. I reject the premise that indoctrinating students in to doing work which they do not believe in is a valuable thing to be teaching. There is no shortage of such problems in life and the real world.


#3.Those problems can be sourced from local employers as a source of funding. AKA: local employer's sponsor these group activities as a way of raising money for the school.


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Idea No. 77