Some people say, if kids didn't have to go to school, they'd all be out in the streets.
My reply is "No, they wouldn't."
First, even if school stayed just the way they are, children would spend at least some time there, because that's where they'd be likely to find friends.
Second, schools wouldn't stay the way they are.
They'd get better, because we would have to start making them what they ought to be right now.
Last, if we stirred up our brains and gave children a little help, those who did not want to go to school could find other things to do—things many children now do during their holidays.
There's something easier we could do.
We need to get kids out of the school buildings, give them a chance to learn about the world at first hand.
In Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon, plans are being drawn up for public schools that won’t have any school buildings at all.
That will take the students out into the city and help them to use it and its people as a resource.
In other words, students perhaps in groups, perhaps independently, will go to libraries, museums, exhibitions, courtrooms, radio and TV stations, meetings, businesses, and laboratories to learn about their world and society at first hand.
A small private school in Washington is already doing this. It makes sense. We need more of it.
华盛顿的一所小型私立学校已经在这样做了 。这是有意义的 。我们需要更多 。
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Question 19. What are some people worried about according to the speaker?
Question 20. What does the speaker think we could do for kids who dislike school?
Question 21. What does the speaker say is the easier thing we could do?