Our schools Are an Example of How America Eats Its Young

“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!”

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3 thoughts on “Our schools Are an Example of How America Eats Its Young

  1. Not sure about entrepreneurial skills as that just feeds the competitive, winner take all structure that we have currently. We a new form of what it means to work together and support one another……no?

    Robert Lubetsky, Ed.D. Clinical Associate Professor Director, Educational Leadership Program Department of Educational Leadership & Special Education School of Education City College of New York 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031

    phone: 917 647 9783 Email: rlubetsky@ccny.cuny.edu

    Entrepreneurial Skills, as opposed to entrepreneurship, focus on taking initiative, problem solving, goal setting, working collaboratively with broad and diverse people. Not market driven.

    On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:13 AM, By: Jamaal A. Bowman wrote:

    > Jamaal A. Bowman posted: “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 E” >

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