Fairport hosted a conversation with a panel consisting of a student, parents, educators, activists, and legislators. The topic was the unnecessary testing required by the State.
There is still a divide between the educational concerns of suburban parents and those of inner city parents.
We are still making note of the fact that not all schools are failing without recognizing the fact that schools don’t fail, children fail.
Our current system of education is failing all of our children whether they are passing the tests or not.
Our current system of education concentrates on strengthening the disabilities of our children.
Our current system of education profits from forcing our children to ignore what they love to do and concentrate on regurgitating information that is force fed to them in a dehumanizing manner that does not allow for creativity or ingenuity.
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 4:30 until 6:30 PM, the Rochester Teacher’s Association will also host a panel of educators, activists, and legislators in an effort to “resist Governor Cuomo’s Education Agenda”.
It is important to fight for a free and public system of education.
It is more important to fight for our children’s right to an excellent education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, concerned, actively engaged citizens of these United States.
We must concentrate our efforts on providing every child in America with an education that is developmentally appropriate, experiential, founded in the arts, and delivered by educators who are dedicated to the understanding that ALL children are gifted and talented. All children deserve to be educated in a nurturing, positive environment, in neighborhood school communities that are safe and welcoming to everyone.
We must concentrate our collective efforts, urban and suburban, on changing our current system of education from one the profits from the educational failure of our children to one that promotes and supports the unique gifts and talents all of our children have to offer.
Working together, we can create a better future for all of America’s children, urban and suburban.
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