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The American Education System is Outdated. It's Time for Change.

Year after year, students are expected to memorize backward-looking knowledge to pass tests — and then they quickly forget what they learned because it has no relevance in their lives. And today it is not only students who are judged by standardized test scores but also their teachers, leading many to “teach to the test” rather than allow students to explore ideas and apply concepts to the real world. Formal academic education in America does not teach critical thinking. It kills creativity.

As children become teens, they begin to see fewer possibilities when they should be seeing more. Education should be an enlightening experience. It's time for change. 

Use hashtag: #TransformEd

This petition was delivered to:
  • US Dept. of Education
  • US Under Secretary
    Martha Kanter
  • US Secretary of Education
    Arne Duncan
  • US Deputy Secretary
    Tony Miller

Arooj Ahmad started this petition with a single signature, and now has 178 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.