Last night the Democrats held a community forum to introduce the community to the newest candidates running for school board.
Each candidate had a passion for and a grasp on a particular issue within our system of education that addresses the failure of our children.
Six candidates with six varying perspectives on the problems our children encounter when entering the current educational system.
Though there were candidates who understood the complexity of the problems inherent in education, it was clear that several candidates did and do not understand that our current system of education is not broken but working extremely well.
There are those who truly believe that we can “fix” the system of education without realizing that it’s function is failure and therefore does not require fixing.
What is required is change.
Our current system of education must be discarded and replaced with an excellent child centered, experiential, education that discovers, develops, and directs the gifts and talents of all children.
One of the primary issues discussed in the forum was institutionalized racism.
For some, this is the major problem within education. However, to limit the scope of the destruction perpetrated by our educational institutions to race is to limit our effectiveness in changing the system for all children.
When we send our children to school they are entering a system of institutionalized hate. In school children learn to first hate themselves and then others. They learn to adopt artificial standards of success and use those artificial standards to make themselves feel superior intellectually while sorely lacking in human skills such as respect, kindness, and love, attributes which all of our children possess at birth, all of which are diminished with each passing year in school.
We do not need more security officers as one candidate suggested, we do not need more Culturally relevant professional development for teachers as was suggested by others.
We need and must secure for our children a system of education that concentrates on promoting integrity, respect, and love, for themselves first and then others.
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