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Get Rid of the TV (Really)

How can we educate our kids if they watch on average 28 hours of TV per week? http://ow.ly/x1ot

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Pay Teachers More - If They Give Up Seniority

Washington DC proposes a different approach to teachers' salaries. NYTimes "best of 2008" idea. http://bit.ly/5fAIqz

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Educate Girls

The Shining Hope School in the Kibera slum in Nairobi provides girls with high quality, safe, healthy education. Dell Social Innovation Challenge grand prize winner 2010. http://bit.ly/ZFIFwu

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Drop Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships hugely favor rich kids who don't need to work for money. http://nyti.ms/ydkARR

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Replace Ethnic Affirmative Action with Socioeconomic Affirmative Action

As Charles Murray says, kids from a black lawyer shouldn't be favored over kids from a white plumber. http://nyti.ms/ydkARR

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Deworm Poor Kids

Deworming programs are cheap, raise education and increase GDP. http://ow.ly/a5iW1

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Teach Children about "Gross National Happiness"

In Bhutan, the curriculum includes instruction about "Gross National Happiness", a measure the Bhutanese government tracks along with GDP. http://bit.ly/9WfVZF

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Produce Educational Games for Very Cheap Platforms

Playpower produces educational games to be used on a $12 TV-computer (TVC) platform used in developing countries. A MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning winner 2009. http://bit.ly/7XVG7s

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Lengthen the Teacher Workday

Teacher workdays typically aren't long enough to allow for collaboration and meeting with students individually. Gates Foundation / National Council on Teacher Quality research (pdf) http://bit.ly/7CqQdD

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Give Principals Control Over Teacher Hiring and Assignment

Teacher effectiveness increases when principals have say over hiring and assignments. Gates Foundation / National Council on Teacher Quality research (pdf) http://bit.ly/7CqQdD

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Free Online Education

Provide free online courses, K-12 and university, following the lead of MIT. http://www.ocw.mit.edu

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Drop requirement for college degree in job descriptions

Charles Murray argues that requiring a college degree is discriminatory and helps perpetuate the class divide. http://nyti.ms/AqmjA2

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