As school ramps up again, discussions regarding how to improve our schools also get going. No matter if you love public education or not, I think everyone agrees that the system could be better. Be it entire schools that are failing, the emphasis on test scores over actual learning, or the elimination of arts – there are vital aspects of education that are leaving our nation’s children wanting.
I’ve been intrigued by the campaign at Rethink Learning Now to encourage our government to support schools where actual learning takes place and where all children have access to a good education. They have recently released a series of public service announcements to promote their cause. The videos are a bit extreme, but make some very good points. I enjoyed the one below about a “teacher’s draft.” It asks – what if all schools had fair and equal access to the best teachers?
So what’s your response? Do you agree with the goals of the Rethink Learning Now campaign? How else do you think we should rethink education?