Can you handle the truth? The truth is that education takes three! That’s right! As a country, we have wasted far too much time, energy, money, and outrage blaming teachers when there are three parties involved in a kid getting an education: parents, students, and teachers. If any of these three drop the ball, the goal of getting an education suffers. Teachers dropping the ball has been covered ad nauseam. It’s high time some focus was given to students and their parents dropping the ball and what we as taxpayers can do about it.
In this series of blog posts, Education: It Takes Three, I will be discussing parents, students, and, yes, teachers, and what needs to be done to improve our schools. I’ll be writing about the education reform movement, charter schools, and standardized testing. These are all things you’ve read or heard about in the media, but unlike politicians, journalists, and charter school executives, I know what I’m talking about since I actually teach in a public school. I hope you'll stayed tuned!
To kick off this series, I am giving away a $25 Staples gift card! The giveaway is open to anyone in the United States or Canada. See below for how to enter and good luck!