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The science fiction writer Robert Heinlein once said that you never really own anything more than you can carry in your arms at a dead run. That includes what's in your head: Education is not only valuable, it can't be taken away from you. Once you have it, you own it.
I don't think Obama can inherently fix everything, but it's clear that he values education. And I firmly believe that more and better education is the eventual fix to most problems.
As a teacher yourself, what do you think it is that creates such an anti-education attitude in many young people, that just gets in their way their whole lives? It mystifies me because young people, by and large, are curious and want to learn. Somewhere they get turned off by it, think it's childish, or whatever.
One of the "gangs" that needs to be tamed in this improvement process is the NEA itself. They have been stifling innovation, choice and improving teacher performance with more merit based pay, for example.
SImply based on your observation that students have changed over the years, it would seem that education techniques would need to be adjusted to keep step, especially since much of the change is technology driven.
Way to go Mike. I have always said to my fellow teachers that we are testing the wrong people. Teachers need to be tested. We are constantly learning, it doesn't end.