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Changing Education (Guest Post by Youth Leader Arooj Ahmad)

The need for a change in education is evident. But what’s the practical solution? It is easy to point out the flaws of the current system, but it is much more difficult to come up with relevant, applicable solutions. And it is even more difficult for policy makers to bring about change. But it has … Continue reading

Occupy Education: Student Protests Of 2012 (Guest Post by Stephanie Rivera)

“When students awaken, the national conversation will change.”- Diane Ravitch, “When Students Awaken“ After a week of googling, and searching around Facebook, I think I’ve finally got most them. I have found that over 150 student protests have been held in the United States thus far in 2012. For some reason, I thought this would take … Continue reading

Shackles!

Kids in America, by and far, have no choice but to go to school; it is COMPULSORY.  While there, they have no choice but to have adults TEACH them every thing they need to know … on the TEST.  The kids quickly lose interest and find themselves wishing they were somewhere else, anywhere but here.  … Continue reading

Utter Failure of Original Intent

Please don’t think this unfair, but our schools do not know how to adapt to the ever-changing needs of learners.  Sure, some teachers are exceptionally dedicated.  And, yes, schools continue, in a round about way, to meet their basic intent.  Basic intent?  What is that?  Ask Catherine the Great.  Science, English, math, social studies, and … Continue reading

Levers for transformation

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the idea of levers–you know, those simple machines that allow you to raise a load with a certain degree of mechanical advantage. I attended a public forum on equity a few days ago, and one of the speakers posed the question, “What are the levers that will … Continue reading

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