You Can’t Fix Education
Hank Green
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So, the main issue I have with this piece is that, yes, the school system is broken, but you seem to be saying it can’t be fixed. You could clarify by saying that, yes, it can be fixed, but not with a simple, one-size-fits-all fix. You allude to that, and I understand what you’re saying by reading between the lines, but not everybody can understand it that way.

There is one thing we can do which will help immensely and is a one-size-fits-all solution (though only a partial solution): pay teachers what they’re worth. That means they should be upper-middle-class at the minimum. Especially teachers in inner-city districts. The part where this is not one-size-fits-all is that each area needs to find their own way to fund this, though the state and federal governments pooling their money to fund education could help with this.

Thank you for not giving in to those who would try to take your system, Crash Course, and make it something that would no longer be useful. I didn’t realize that this effort is partially funded by PBS. I really wish PBS was funded better in order to do more things like this.