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Damaging Priorities

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, but ask yourself what makes you come alive, for the world needs more people that have come alive.” –Howard Thurman (This is part 5 of a 5 part series on why our school system is horribly broken) Schools claim to be trying to prepare kids for the future.  You see all […]

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Tests, Tests, Tests

Tests, Tests, Tests (This is part 4 of a 5 part series on why our school system is horribly broken) We have an entire elementary and secondary education system designed to get students into college.  To get into college you need to do well on the SAT or ACT.  This philosophy of testing then trickles back through the […]

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Infantilization of a Generation

Infantilizing of a Generation (This is part 3 of a 5 part series on why our school system is horribly broken) “Something about this struck me deep down in that moment.  I couldn’t put my finger on the specifics at the time, but something just seemed horribly wrong.  And I just snapped.  ” – From my story below […]

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Education Tunnel Vision

Education Tunnel Vision (This is part 2 of a 5 part series on why our school system is horribly broken) “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.”  — Peter Drucker – Men, Ideas & Politics With education reform initiatives we keep focusing on […]

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Schools are a Wasteland

“When I was in high school, I felt like I was in a vacuum, biding time.  I was curious, but bored.  It was not an atmosphere conducive to learning. Once I had the means to effect change in this arena, it became my passion to do so.” –  George Lucas I am just going to […]