Monday, June 26, 2017

Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley - Badass Teachers Association

Badass Teachers Association: Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley:

Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? 

by Cheryl Binkley




After teaching for 18 years, and being a volunteer defender of schools for the last 5 or so, it amazes me sometimes that I am still surprised by the remarkable conversations and lack of perspective that we as localities and districts have about teaching our kids what they need to know to survive and thrive in the world.

These are a few of the realizations that shock and amaze me:

1.       We allow the question of “What should the government do, and what should private enterprise do?”—a totally ideological concept – to get in the way of providing collectively for our children.

The question of whether everything should be managed by private enterprise has been the driving decision maker for policy at least since the Reagan years, and though it’s tempting to lay that concept at Republicans’ door, that would Badass Teachers Association: Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley:

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