It is time to stop looking at Education as a character in threadbare clothing who needs a makeover. There is no level of dressing, redressing, or repair that will improve this image or its effects.
Education is sick with a disease.
Education has a bad case of STUPID.
We have to get rid of the STUPID.
- misinterpreted data
- testing as intervention
- technology as intervention
- un(der)prepared educators
- money pits
- journalists as edreformers
- politicians as edreformers
- apples v/s oranges
- bananas v/s oranges
- most oranges
The field of education needs to reclaim its place. This is not done by lowering standards or hacking off the “bottom X %” of the teaching core based on misinterpreted data. Despite what politicians, journalists, chancers, sheisters, politicians, and the snake-oil salesforce may have you believe, education will be cured by education. And trust.
Trust that administrators can be educated.
Trust that teachers can be educated.
Trust that students can be educated.
Trust that parents can be educated.
Trust that politicians can be educated.
Trust that, yes, even ill-fitted journalists can be educated.
If you do not believe that, you should just quit now.
Edreform happens from the ground up.