Ken Robinson’s TED talks are popular with teachers…this one shows why!
“What all the high performing systems in the world do is, currently what is not evident, sadly, across the systems in America…One is this — they individualize teaching and learning…the second is that they attribute a very high status to the teaching profession…investing in professional development is not a cost, it’s an investment…and the third is, they devolve responsibility to the school level for getting the job done.”
“Education doesn’t go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms and schools. And the people who do it are the teachers and the students and if you remove their discretion it stops working…”
All who envision a more just, progressive and fair society cannot ignore the battle for our nation’s educational future. Principals fighting for better schools, teachers fighting for better classrooms, students fighting for greater opportunities, parents fighting for a future worthy of their child’s promise: their fight is our fight. We must all join in.