13 Oct 2015

Issues Facing Education

Issues Facing Education

EdWeek published a blog citing the critical issues facing education.  These factors working against education reform are indeed areas where significant progress needs to be made or more accurately, more creative solutions needs to occur.  I would imagine if a person put the critical issues facing education in a time capsule 10 years ago and dug it up today it would look very similar to the EdWeek list.  The issues appear to be similar today as they were 50 years ago and this cycle must be stopped.

Superintendents, Boards of Education and state departments need to stop approaching change with the same processes, people and resources that have been used in the past.  If change is to occur school leaders must  break out of their comfort zones and throw away the old playbook.  So according to EdWeek here are the 10 critical issues facing education that must be clearly understood and the appropriately addressed. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2014/01/10_critical_issues_facing_education.html?intc=main-mpsmvs

There are countless articles that highlight the issues facing education today and most are laden with what is broken with very little constructive plans to address the deficiencies.  The conversation in this county has to shift from not just the issues but the solutions and a true commitment to do what it takes to make the necessary changes.  If this does not happen we will be in a perpetual conversation about the issues facing education and will continue to fall further behind in our moral imperative to ensure our children and country is prepared to lead the world.

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