Hermione changes the wizarding educational system:
Hermione Granger knew the wizarding educational system needed improvements. So she did it.
She visited muggle schools, she spoke with muggleborns and surveyed half-blood and pure-blood wizards and witches to find out what they didn’t know.
Her desk was covered in papers, statistics, with dreadful, but not unexpected, results. She wanted to introduce many subjects because wizards were lacking in the general knowledge and she was feeling disappointed. She made a plan about everything and divided them into different domains: science, arts, languages and she did a whole new curriculum for the Muggle Studies class. She was a war heroine, of course and the brightest witch of her age, but she was young and had little experience. She knew it. It wasn’t an easy road.
At first, nobody liked it.
“Tell us again, Miss Granger, why do we need this muggle classes? What are our benefits from geography, advanced mathematics, medical studies, computer science and physics and foreign languages? We have magic and spells that help us.”
She knew wizards were stubborn.
She started to name all the advantages.
The language spells were hard, even harder than a patronus and not many wizards could cast them correctly. It was hard for wizards to understand each others at international wizarding events such as the Quidditch World Cup and the TriWizard Tournament.
“It could be really useful to know how to say to the german wizard next to you to move his tent 10 meters to the left without accidentally insulting his mother.“ She said. “And important magic books were written in different languages.”
“Think about the jobs and their potential in their international departments: translators, teachers, student exchange programs. Proper jobs for immigrant wizards.”
The students could pick whatever classes they wanted, but one of them must be a foreign language. And they would study in groups divided by levels: beginner, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced. There would be first-year-Ravenclaws mixed with sixth-year-Gryffindors, trying to learn something new.
And it could also be benefic to their understanding and using of muggles’ inventions. It was a shame that a 17 years old wizard couldn’t use a computer.
Muggle Arts were really important. Music. Literature. Mozart, Bach, Van Gogh, Austen, Brontë, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy. Masterpieces.
They weren’t impressed. She didn’t want to play dirty but she had to. She knew the wizards were very proud, so she said:
“Muggles can learn all of this without magic.”
“Fine, Miss Granger. Let’s do this as a research project and see the results.”
She had to find the teachers. She went to Blaise Zabini telling him about her project and that she wanted, in fact she actually needed his help.
“I’m not going to teach 11 years old Italian, Granger.” he said.
“Fine, Italian isn’t that important anyway. I’m going to drop it out of the project.” Hermione said and then stormed out.
The next day, Blaise sent her a letter saying that he reconsidered her offer. She smiled.
Fleur was excited to take the job as a French teacher. She always complained about the rude goblins and how she couldn’t speak French to anyone. “Oui, they really need some culture.”
Cho Chang was willing to give them Chinese classes and Charlie Weasley find her a young Romanian teacher.
She spoke with other muggleborns and influential people (Viktor Krum, Draco Malfoy) and in the end she found qualified staff.
In the first years the project wasn’t very popular, but she was satisfied even with 5 students in each class.
By 2020, Hogwarts had more than 25 classes based on different muggles domains, more than 10 foreign languages courses. More than half of the students in each class was born in a wizarding family and every student in Hogwarts was taking part in at least one of the new classes. There was also a great student exchange program with all the wizarding schools on the globe and the cultural diversity was unbelievable.
The graduates had better jobs and more opportunities than they could think of and the economy was growing.
Hermione Granger changed the wizarding education and she was proud.
I got bored and I wrote this. I wanted to include this in my fanfic and I’ll do it, but it was such a great headcanon