Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. – George H.W. Bush
Education is the silver bullet. Our education system is the key to our country’s future prosperity. Education is everything, but it also requires monumental changes in how we serve our students. We have the infrastructure and resources, but we must exponentially increase our capacity to serve an increasingly diverse community. The one-size-fits-all approach to schooling must be overhauled. The age of testing and assessment must be replaced by the age of support and accountability. We must have high standards that are customized to the skills required for future success.
Education is learning . . . it is increasing capacity based on increasing knowledge and skills. As educators we must embrace the productive discomfort of institutional change. There is no single, simple answer. It begins with a willingness to engage in the conversation with a commitment to do the work. It starts with us, as educators, learning and growing.