Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

How can our agency encourage two-way conversations with the public to share ideas and expertise to improve our work? What specific tools and strategies should we use to encourage these public conversations?
(@yeloboltc)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Law-Required Public Majority Approval of Most District Decisions

Intro: Before listening to this idea, consider the following key points: First, we have the Internet, so it is logical that effective communication can be established. Second: Revisions can be made to this idea and possibly a future law for what we make of this. Third: Fairness towards tax payers in more in question than district responsibility here, the following example is just there to iterate a rather extreme example.... more »

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(@h.johsens)

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Scrap "No Child Left Behind"

This has been a travesty. It was passed as a bill that would help school children excel, but all it has done is to take classroom time away from teaching in order to teach the students how to take a test. It is teaching rote learning, which is not learning at all, but repetition. It is teaching children the wrong thing. It is teaching them that test results are more important than learning the material. It is... more »

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(@liat2768)

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Give them a break!!

Children are not meant to be sitting down and studying for 7 hours a day! Recess time has shrunk to almost nothing, gym is often culled if other 'more important' events need to take place and then children are penalized for having too much energy. Schools need to incorporate multiple breaks for the children throughout the school day. Learning does not occur only at the student desk. Our elementary school recently shortened... more »

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(@vishaldpatel)

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Bring back music in schools.

Do what it takes to bring back music, curiosity, experimentation and fun in learning. Regimented learning has gotten to the point where most students hate going to school. This needs to change - school is supposed to be fun. 1) Get domain experts to share their love of a subject with the kids. 2) Bring back chemistry the way it was taught. 3) Music.. let people play.. make noise and fall in love with it. 4) Make education... more »

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