Since the NCLB thread is already on page 7, I thought I would start a new thread. Lots and lots of teachers passionately hate NCLB. Yet I have yet to see a single concrete alternative. I'll readily admit that I don't have the answers. Maybe I'm not smart enough or experienced enough. I do have some suggestions, but no one overreaching way to fix American education. Something that would replace or fix the bad teachers, while not imposing on the good ones. Something that would help those in the inner cities, the 'burbs, the rural areas. Something that will get the bad teachers out of the classroom without having the good teachers feel as though they're under a microscope. Something that would keep the costs manageable. Something that will ensure that kids don't fall through the cracks. Something that will keep kids in school long enough to receive the education they deserve (and allow their parents to work) yet still leave them enough time in the day to be kids. Something that would push all kids to achieve all they can without pushing any individual to achieve something he's not capable of. Something that would teach kids the basics while keeping an eye on this everchanging globe. Something that would ensure that kids know what they've been taught yet not have teachers teaching to the test. Something that will prepare kids in the same homeroom for college, for a career in the military, for an immediate start in the workforce, to work on the family farm and for life as a SAHM. I could go on and on. You get my point. You guys try. How do we fix American education??? No generalities, and no "don't do this" kind of answers: What should replace NCLB that will cover all the points I just mentioned as well as those I left out? Give me the legislation I should forward to Congress.