The problem isn't teaching and learning the problem is the continual obsession with testing.
Taking a test is not the same thing as being educated. Maybe if we stop focusing on memorizing information for tests and rather focus on learning how to learn so that it becomes a lifelong pursuit, and is about enhancing who you are instead of what you can get we might still have a chance.
I'm still asking the question why aren't we "fixing" the city public schools? Maybe bring the expertise together and focus on all students. The charter schools though making a difference are similar to what happened when wealthier parents left the city took their kids (& money & influence & commitment) to the suburbs leaving behind those struggling to struggle... The students who are fortunate enough to get in a charter school receive a wonderful opportunity but what about the opportunities and education for the remaining students? All students deserve a quality education not just those who happen to be fortunate.
That should have read: Mary Anna
Thank you Ann for your courageous voice and continued commitment to justice and exposing us to the inequities in our society that have become sadly just a way of life...
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