In the case of the current education system, the educational requirements are too demanding to meet the needs of every student. Exploding populations force more students into every school which in turn forces more students in each classroom. The majority of the time, students of all ability levels are in the same class and receive the same lessons. This forces some to be bored and others to have suffering grades. Parents may argue that teachers need to teach better, but to resolve deficits education funds are one of the first to be cut. The people that would be great teachers frequently leave teaching because of the stress, lack of respect, and little pay. Yes, lack of respect, because for some reason, when a child is involved, conversations get personal. The comment about little pay deserves some actual numbers because it is all readily available on that great Book of Knowledge called the internet. The US entered the recession around 2008. The graphs below show North Carolina teacher salary schedules for that period (page 2 if you actually do the search).
|2006-2007 North Carolina Salary Schedule|
|2008-2009 North Carolina Salary Schedule|
|2010-2011 North Carolina Salary Schedule|
|2012-2013 North Carolina Salary Schedule|
NOTE: As I venture down this speculative future classroom you will likely see several details left out. "Where will the funding come from?", for instance. It is all gut reactions to these ideas. Off the top of your head you can likely come up with several answers for each potential reason not to follow through with this proposed change. I discuss what I see as the big picture details.