Wow! Something to watch for parents, teachers and education leaders. This video talks about the privatisation of education in the USA.
Public schools are IMPORTANT to a democratic society. We need inclusive classrooms that teach children/young-adults curriculum, life-skills and how to live in a diverse community. I get a bit worried about all of the changes in Education that seem to be coming from free-market principles that focuses on competition. We should be worried about this. What are we teaching our young citizens if we focus on competition, consumerism and numbers (money).
There are some wonderful comments made by inspiring teachers in this video, here’s one: “public school teacher….a way to change the world” Yes, this is a major motivation for my own teaching – even if I just help/change/reach-out to one student then I’ve succeeded.