Our educational system is not focusing on innovation and bringing students into the competitive realm of cutting edge learning. Ex: Computer Science & Math should be merged. How can we solve this?
Our German exchange student was far ahead of our students in terms of her education. Far too much money has been cut from our public schools and is cheating our young people and teachers of resources.
There's been a lot of talk about student debt, but little on K-12 student. How do you plan to revitalize our schools? To keep talented teachers from seeking more profitable jobs in other sectors?
The current public education system seems unable to ensure that the majority of students in the US are able to enter the workforce with a high school degree. What would you do about this?
Our education system worked better in the past because it was better suited for the past. The world has changed but our system has not. How can we better develop our most valuable resource, our kids?
After many years of discussion about America's education system and the "dreadful" Common Core, how can you significantly improve the education system for all of the students in America?
What can be done to ensure that students leave high school with the appropriate skills and abilities to meet employment/economic needs of employers in the new millennium?
There are too many children that are graduating or dropping out that can not read or write. What kinds of programs do you propose to help these problems.
Our country is currently years behind other nations in education policy and growth. We are losing good teachers and testing has become the superpower in schools.
Only 37% of students in reading and 25% in math test at or above proficient. If children are our future, how do you plan to support, not punish, educators to bring the US back to a competitive level?
The United States scores below average in math and ranks 17th out of 34 OECD countries. The system is outdated, outranked, and outperformed. This is a rising issue that needs to be addressed.
We are not even in the top ten for education systems around the world. How are you going to make us a contender?
the U.S. education system needs to become more accessible, efficient and effective
I have taught in public education for more than 20 years. I have witnessed the decline of the integrity of the mission to educate our youth to become productive citizens.
Globally, our public education system is poorly ranked. What do you believe needs to change for us to get back to competing globally in the realm of K-12 educational excellence?
I am interested to know if each candidate can speak intelligently about a strategy that is in place and considered to be one of the biggest threats our country faces.
Many US cities and towns have passed laws to preserve the environment (ex. restricted development). However, expansion of infrastructure sometimes is in opposition to those laws. Where is the balance?