@solutiontree tweeted out this article today: http://ht.ly/2JgdJL
It's titled: It's about education, Stupid. An article about a mentoring program in the District of Columbia that is heart warming and inspirational.
However, it starts with this sentence: If there is any issue that stumps liberals and conservatives alike, it is what to do about the crisis in public education in our high schools...
The thing that jumped out at me is the inclusion of liberals and conservatives in the conversation about a crisis in public education.
Do I think there is a crisis in public education? Yes.
Do I think that it is a partisan issue? NO WAY!
I do promise this in no way will be political blog. But the knee-jerk reaction to look to the left and the right when finding the answer to the crisis in public education rather than inside the "crisis in public education" is, at its heart...uneducated.
I have never sat in a meeting where we were organized by political party. Imagine a person sitting at the door asking you your political affiliation. It seems preposterous.
When looking for the answers to the concerns we have about education, let us look squarely in the eyes of those who educate for the solution. The minds that stand in front of our children are the first line of defense in the crisis in education. Not only do they know the skills and benchmarks our children need to achieve, they have the relationships with their students to make it a reality.
Teachers, we have the answers. When school opens this fall, it's time to get to work.
Your comments are welcome and encouraged.