There is no debate over the fact that the Education System is broken. In fact, even the best schools operate within this broken system. As an educator myself, and as a dad with two kids (one of which is in kindergarten right now), I understand that they will go through this system before any real change happens. Education Reform is something that I hear on a weekly basis, but it is becoming more and more of a politicized topic. In order for real Ed Reform to take place, educators need to take the lead.
So what can we do? How do we become a support for our school? The buildings and the technology in those buildings is falling farther and farther behind as we continue to expect more and more from our kids and students. Bonds and Levies are being denied and kids are bringing mobile devices that have more computing power than district desktops. I have never been one to believe that just pumping more money into a system will make it better, but if we can’t put our money where our mouth is, what can we do to begin to fix the education system?
How do we help our kids succeed in a generally lacking and out-of-touch education system?
Why do we want so much more from education, but are unwilling to sacrifice for it?
We WILL be doing our live Chat on Twitter this Wednesday at 6pst/9est using the hashtag #DadsRT. We will see you there.