The Opinion section and the online edition of the June 15 San Diego Union-Tribune featured readers’ suggestions for improving public education. The best were these:

College is not the only path to success and is not realistic for all students. Educators need to legitimize “educational pathways that do not lead to a four-year college degree.” Students should not be treated as failures if they seek other career avenues after high school.

More educators are needed who would see “beyond the impersonal, bureaucratic, overly structured, factory-like schools that are so prevalent today.” Less regimentation and a more innovative education would make learning enjoyable.

Too much focus on test scores means not enough on real-life projects and how to make science and math relevant.

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