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"From the Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And the third is, they devolve rstepnlbsiiioy to the school level for getting the job done. You see, there's a big dcenffeire here between going into a mode of command and control in education — That's what happens in some systems. Central or state governments decdie, they know best and they're going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn't go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in cmsosorals and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students, and if you reomve their discretion, it stops working. You have to put it back to the people.

Open Cloze

And the third is, they devolve ______________ to the school level for getting the job done. You see, there's a big __________ here between going into a mode of command and control in education — That's what happens in some systems. Central or state governments ______, they know best and they're going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn't go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in __________ and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students, and if you ______ their discretion, it stops working. You have to put it back to the people.

Solution

  1. classrooms
  2. decide
  3. difference
  4. remove
  5. responsibility

Original Text

And the third is, they devolve responsibility to the school level for getting the job done. You see, there's a big difference here between going into a mode of command and control in education — That's what happens in some systems. Central or state governments decide, they know best and they're going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn't go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students, and if you remove their discretion, it stops working. You have to put it back to the people.

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death valley 6
los angeles 3
child left 3
human life 3
dominant culture 3

Important Words

  1. big
  2. buildings
  3. central
  4. classrooms
  5. command
  6. committee
  7. control
  8. decide
  9. devolve
  10. difference
  11. discretion
  12. education
  13. governments
  14. job
  15. legislative
  16. level
  17. mode
  18. people
  19. put
  20. remove
  21. responsibility
  22. rooms
  23. school
  24. schools
  25. state
  26. stops
  27. students
  28. systems
  29. teachers
  30. trouble
  31. working