Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Building Up and Stop Tearing Down

In The P in public education in Dangerously Irrelevant, Scott McLeod states,

“All of this is simple, really. If we keep pissing in the public education pool, don’t be surprised when no one wants to swim in it.”

Let’s face it, the education system is not perfect and it will never be. As a society, we should be constantly trying to improve our education system. It will never be perfect because technology and society is constantly evolving.
Knowing this, we need to stop tearing education down. Yes, there are flaws but like teaching in the classroom, we need to fix the problems and move on. Society needs to stop allowing education to be used as a pawn in the political atmosphere. We should not be playing games with our children’s future.

We need to start focusing on the positives and sharing them with as many others as we can so they can replicate and hopefully achieve the same successes.

We need to start supporting teachers in the areas of their needs instead of tearing them down and pointing out all of the things they lack. If they lack something, then society needs to figure out how to get them what is needed for them to accomplish the goals needed to help our children succeed.
We need to make sure that all school have the adequate materials and supplies rather than arguing about who should get what and the equality of everything. We need to move past the arguing and get on with the action.

We need to stop allowing for incompetence and ineffectiveness out of fear of litigation. These people are giving all educators a bad name and getting all of the attention when they are actually a minority group.

But most of all, we need to stop letting people who are not even in education make decisions for people who are trained educators and have experience in the classroom. I would not want a brick layer making decisions for my dentist in order to work on my teeth.

What do you feel we should be doing to build up our education system instead of tearing it down? Please share.

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