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“We have to be willing to do the harder, more frightening thing: we need to let go.”
What do you believe about kids? What do you believe about learning? Do you always act how you believe?
"To sustain a democracy requires a democratic culture nurtured by our education system." Ramona Treviño explains how student voice nurtures and uplifts a democratic society
"I believe schools should equip and empower students to navigate and shape society in order to deconstruct oppressive social institutions like racism and classism, by being places that model democratic decision-making.”
"...in this past year we have experienced many victories in the struggle for a more just public education system. The growth of youth organizing groups signals that the new generation can be a powerful voice in the movement toward equity and excellence in the public schools."
Question 2 was voted down by a wide margin on November 8th, but now is not the time to become complacent. Moving forward, we need to work harder than ever to ensure that our public schools are equity-minded spaces for all children.
Through more than 20 years of No Child Left Behind, we have lived with a uniform definition of accountability, that of a standardized test used to make determinations of student learning and school and district progress. It is time to question some of the assumptions underlying this practice.