Are education reforms making a difference in the lives of poor students? Or are they a charade?
Whoa buddy. I really wish that headline was phrased differently.
We educate the poor, because when we look at our students we shouldn’t see a potential earnings number. We should see an individual. Americans have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Education is the responsibility of society, a crappy education is limiting the pursuit of happiness.
Real education reform means having some pretty tough discussions, and changing up some of our decision makers. We also need to stop seeing ourselves as angels flocking down on the poor to bestow some charity on them. If our society isn’t responsible for causing the poverty situation, it certainly is responsible for keeping the cycle spiraling. We need to be united in educating all students, and not seeing things through the lens of us vs. them. Our side of the tracks vs. the wrong side of the tracks. If an education system doesn’t serve all students, then it isn’t working.