“Education sucks in this country! Both public and charter (and many private) schools aren’t doing nearly enough for our children. The most important measure of success according to these dysfunctional systems is success on a freaking standardized test in ELA and math.
What about science? What about civics? What about the arts? What about creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurial skills? These latter skills are the ones needed to solve the world’s biggest problems like poverty, addiction, hate, and war.
Current education policy maintains the status quo from the perspective of power dynamics and myopic, linear thinking. The oppressive people in power will remain if we don’t radically transform the system today!
Parents, teachers, students, professors, and all who know better must come together and dismantle the current system as we know it, so that it can be rebuilt in an image that reflects the unlimited brilliance and potential of ALL children and their families.
We must design a system to meet and nourish the true brilliance of children, so that labels and programs like “special education,” as currently perceived and constructed go away forever.
We must design a system where all children become bi or trilingual (which is not hard to do by the way), and where children develop their holistic skills throughout K-12, while finding and following the path toward their passion and purpose.
“Gifted education,” like “special education,” will become obsolete because if nourished properly, we will finally manifest the genius of ALL children. We are misguided and suffering from a psychological and cognitive pathogen that will keep us stagnated and zombie-like if we don’t do something about this. Our kids and humankind are ready to take off!
Let’s come together and light the fuse!”