• Instruction

    Education Nation: Can Anyone Hear Us? Does it Matter?

    In a country whose education system has continued to erode for more years than most would like to acknowledge, we’re once again having dialogue about the issues:  poor student performance, lack of money, ‘bad’ teachers, poor parenting, crumbling buildings, outdated instructional methods …. the list goes on and on. But is the Education Nation discussion leading anywhere? Who’s listening? Who’s willing to change how we ‘do’ school? Who’s willing to admit that change is necessary, painful, and ultimately the one thing that can save us from self-imposed illiteracy? As a 16+ year educator, I feel a bit frustrated listening to the conversations, seeing the highlights on the evening news, reading…