As we look at the process of Education Reform, we are constantly trying to determine what reforms we need to make to ed reform to make it work. There are tremendous amounts of political involvement and pressure (Race to the Top), both domestic and international (TIMMS).
However with all of this pressure, on administrators, teachers and students, are there unintended consequences that this reform is bringing.
Why is it that 50 years ago the United States was one of the leaders of the educational world and today we are somewhere near the middle of the pack. What have we changed so much for the worse, or is it that the rest of the world has just done more or done better. Do we need to get back to the roots of what we used to do, or has technology changed education so much that going back to what we used to do will no longer have the same affect.
How can we improve the work we are doing today. How can we seek and retain the best and brightest candidates for our extremely valuable profession. In the countries that are doing the best on the world scene the teaching profession is a highly regarded and sought after profession, one that is respected and dignified in society. What can we do in our country to make sure that educators get the same respect.
How can we better work together for the benefit of our students. No more playing the blame game and creating a separation between teachers and administrators, public and charter, districts and state level. Let's come together on Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri and discuss these very important questions and begin to develop answers that will help us to Reform Ed Reform for our future and the future of our students.
Don Miller -