教育的未來式，寫作之大補丸！閱讀是英文的基本功，每天都練習效果最好。From the Wall Street Journal.
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關於教育的未來面貌，這是托福常考的獨立題目之一。之前教練有說過，有進才有出啊。每天花至少半小時好好閱讀一篇文章(或是一小段文章)，能幫你鍛鍊英文實力。這篇文章裡，作者表示，位來的教室面貌，將會跟金融業一樣，有著革命性的改變。透過不斷創新的科技ever-expanding technologies與資訊的快速流動the rapid flow of information，教育的體制將由傳統的教育方式，變成消費者主導
a consumer-driven education的教育形式。
By MARGARET SPELLINGS
The classrooms of the present will go the way of the banks of old. Just as new technologies allowed us to access banks through ATMs instead of going to the teller in the lobby, education will be revolutionized through ever-expanding technologies and the rapid flow of information.
Those two forces will change the trappings外表/裝飾(可引申為形貌) of the system we know now, resulting in a consumer-driven education消費者導向的教育.
Parents, for one, will have access to the flow of data, allowing them to help their children find the education that best fits them. Buyers, meaning the parents and students, will be in control of the education, selecting from an à la carte menu of options按照每項服務付費(a la carte 原意是按照菜單上的每道菜付費，不是套餐型). Gone will be the fixed-price menu, where a student attends a school based upon geography and is offered few alternatives. Students and their parents can take their state and federal dollars州立與聯邦(政府給的錢) and find an education that best suits them. For many Americans, this revolution will mean home schooling. For others, it will mean accessing coursework online at any time. For all students, this will mean more individualized learning.
Like parents, teachers also will have real-time data即時性的數據. They will use it to create the best strategies for educating a child. They will build a plan that is customized to a student's needs. If a student, for instance, does not grasp English, the plan will concentrate on acquiring that necessity as fast as possible. If a child trails落後 in reading, the strategy will lead to quick interventions立即介入. If a child is outpacing her peers表現超越同儕 in math, the plan will enrich her learning so she can move even further ahead.
The individualized approach to education will serve children in another important way. Instead of moving as part of a group from grade to grade按照年級升級, a child can move ahead when ready.
The concept of grade level especially will change in high school. Students will not think of themselves as freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. They will be grouped by their level of learning, regardless of age.
Of course, they still must master通曉/熟知 the basics of reading, writing, math and science to graduate. But perhaps a 15-year-old is learning with 17-year-olds on math, while working with 16-year-olds on reading. The data will guide where each child best fits. Each student's competencies will be a guiding force引導的力量 in the coming world of education.
Teachers' Shifting Role
Teachers in this new process will remain as valuable as they are today. But they will be less like employees of a traditional school and more like independent agents獨立的代理人 who contract to get a job done with students.
Those teachers who excel at customizing an education will do best, showing they can reach their students with innovative strategies and modern technologies. They will get their students on the path to graduation and beyond.
Teachers who excel also will be deployed分發/部屬 to the most difficult schools and classrooms. They will receive more pay for taking on harder assignments. And their days, like those of principals, will increasingly focus on their customers, the students.
From early ages through college, data and information will guide students and parents through this new world. They will look for the best education options like travelers today look for a Trip Advisor rating旅遊評分指南.
The only reason we will not reach this better place is if the status quo prevails教育的現狀依舊盛行. But the market-oriented forces that have changed so much of our world—competition, customization, technology, modern management and customer focus—are too powerful for even an entrenched educational establishment擁有優良校與歷史的學校 to resist.
These principles also will change our education systems. In turn, those systems will well serve America's diverse student body, preparing each student for a world that will require them to think creatively, reason through problems and respond to fast-changing circumstances回應多變的狀況.