Education is something that is vital to the existence of a country where financial prosperity is something that is universally longed for. This is because that in order to reach financial prosperity one must reach a level of knowledgeable prosperity that unlocks the true innovator within them. However, if our countries goal is to allow for everyone to reach a level of financial prosperity then its time for us to sit down and come up with a dedicated pathway to delivering education with equality, equity, loyalty, and dignified passion in mind. If this is our goal then it is time for us to do away with the days where our educational system is balanced on the practice of every child left behind and every teacher for themselves. The time has come where we must push forward, with dignified loyalty, professional reservation, and universal respect for the student, the classroom, and the privilege to earn and hold the title Educator.
If we are going to reinvent education, revolutionize the way it’s delivered, and renew the drive that was once behind the educators entrusted to deliver its time we stop in action and evaluate our current direction. We can no longer wait for a savior to save what is far from savable. For this voyage to the pathway for reinvention of education to happen it’s important that we redefine what education means and what education is. We must not stop there though, we must redefine the role of educators and their position and we must redefine the meaning of school.
Students: Students must no longer be seen as incompetent subordinates who are subjects of a grand experiment of what and what doesn’t work. In the reinvented model of education we must treat students as young innovators and future leaders. Their potential must no longer be limited to what’s in the lesson plan and their knowledge must no longer be mitigated to what’s on the test. Students must be given the opportunity to exceed the norm instead of defining it and students must be given the chance to be themselves instead of being forced to conform to the model of typical. Students must be given the opportunity to be the extraordinary individuals they are and must no longer be held to labels that disrespect them. Students must no longer be subjugated under the premise of positional dominance.
Educators: Educators must no longer be subjected to humiliation, demoralization, and manipulative tactics. Educators must be allowed to innovate and exceed perceived norms, their gift must no longer be limited to prewritten curricula and their knowledge must no longer be reduced to the opinion of others. Educators must hold themselves accountable and hold their students equally accountable and must not settle for anything less. Educators must be given a voice to speak out, to stand up to social injustice, and to stand against any perceived injustices against themselves or their students. Educators must be respected and must be held to a code of professional ethics that is binary, clear, fair, and equal. Educators must no longer be above reprimand for participating in conduct that is unbecoming and must be punished with the consideration of students first and foremost.
Administrators: Administrators must no longer be free from the wrath of accountability and must no longer subject educators and students to punishments that are unjust in nature. Administrators must be decisive, competent, and free from external forces that can impede judgment. Administrators must be held to a code of professional code of ethics that is binary, clear, fair, and equal. Administrators must be publicly held accountable for their decisions and those decisions should be made in harmony with the wishes of students, parents, and educators. Administrators must be enabled but not overpowered and should be made aware that that power is binary and can be revoked if abused.
School: School must no longer be a place of oppression, suppression, and control. School must no longer be a place of humiliation, incompetence, indirection, and uncleanness. School must no longer be a place of where impropriety rules and universal respect remains grossly abyss. School must become a place of nurturing, enablement, respect for personal beliefs and emotions. School must become a place where external opinion is irrelevant. School must become a place where creativity is challenged but not hindered, personal liberties are respected and where due process is praised. School must become a place where self is found and kept, where space is given, where privacy is not amok, and where dignity is instilled. School must become a community where rules are fair, unbiased, and balanced. School must not become a platform for politics, religion, personal agenda, or directionless leadership.
Charter School: Charter Schools must no longer be held to higher standards and must no longer be allowed to remain free from those standards. Charter Schools must no longer become places of oppression, suppression, control, humiliation, and incompetence. Charter School must no longer be used as scapegoats and must no longer be held to rules that are indifferent. Charter Schools must no longer be schools of impropriety and must no longer be used as catalysts for re-segregation. Charter Schools must become places where opportunities are afforded and not trampled upon and where educators and students are given unwavering respect. Charter Schools must no longer be free from accountability and must be ready to at any given moment to answer questions concerning competence within leadership, conflicts of interest, and qualifications. Charter Schools must become counterparts of non chartered schools and must be free from politics, religion, personal agenda, or directionless leadership.
Education: Education must no longer be inequitable and unequal. Education must no longer be used as a tool to indoctrination and control. Education must no longer be limited in availability. Education must be free from politics, special interest, religion, or agenda. Education must no longer be used as a tool of punishment and must no longer be used in ways that discourage creativity and ingenuity. Education must be used for the purpose to empower and to free from instances of poverty. Education should not be private, should be free of catchalls, and should be available to all students regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, or geographical location. Education must be holistic and must exist beyond the four walls of a classroom. Education must be student adaptive and must be free from constraints or overbearing regulation. Education should not be subject to measurement or devices that interfere with its purpose.