Okay…now I have two TakePart posts back to back. This is a documentary focused on EDUCATION AND it’s on mainstream television!
We are at an exciting time in our country, where education is in transition. Certainly the Common Core State Standards has popularized this, but as a country, we’re looking at how children learn and how we can meet their needs. It’s been many years since we’ve had this conversation at this level.
Some of the questions asked in this documentary:
“What is a teacher? And what do they do?
“What do you do when a student doesn’t get it?
“Are we making a better America?
“If you really want to talk about what it means to be successful, you have to talk about the individual child.”
This just makes sense. Sure. We have high expectations for all of our students as they enter and then leave a grade level, but what is truly important is how each child fares as they grow and that they thrive. Are we helping them reach their potential or standing in the way of their progress?
I’d love to hear your thoughts if you saw this show.