Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process
I recently read Audrey Waters write about privilege in education. I always appreciate Waters’—and similarly, Jackie Gerstein’s–habit of asking difficult questions and presenting a perspective on education that doesn’t always come up in the PLC meeting, tweet chat, or utopian summit on school design.
One of her points had to do with the inherent inaccessibility of education. The idea that those working from disadvantaged positions should adjust—repackage themselves to find “success” working with a “thing” not designed for them. It’s a fair argument that has as its evidence the continued expenditure of billions of dollars to push that “thing’s” lifeless body along in spite of itself.