Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The scores are in . . .
It was reaffirmed for me by these young people the importance of passion in achieving one’s goals. They care about our government, our constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The passion that they have for these documents and the intentions of the founding fathers energized them to spend hundreds of hours beyond class time learning and forming cohesive units to present their arguments and share their knowledge.
It strikes me that we should be engaging with these and other young people about their education. What do they want? What do they need? What is working and not working? How do they make decisions about schedule and what drives them to succeed? We could and need to learn more from them. The structures are not in place, but need to be.
What do you think? Is it important to bring the student voice into the conversations about the future of education in our school system? If yes, then who, when, and how?
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