Monday, May 5, 2014
Dance the Night Away
Working Together to Help Students: I was very humbled to be asked to be the keynote speaker over the weekend at the Central Region PTA Spring Conference. I spent my time talking about how necessary it is for all of us to work together to help students become whatever they want to do after they graduate from high school. I also mentioned the importance of communication, transparency, and building a system that can still function at a high level even if there are changes in leadership. It was a great time, and I would be more than happy to speak there again.
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/the-case-for-college-signing-days/). On the surface that sounds like a pretty generic and harmless idea.
However, if you think about it further and follow the logic, then students with disabilities that prevent them from going to college, those entering the workforce, military, or a trade are being rated lower than those going to college. When do we celebrate their successes or challenges following his logic? We don't, and I have a real problem with that.
College is a great choice and was required for me to get where I am today, but it isn't for everyone. Schools exist to prepare students for life after high school and there are MANY different options out there. I thought it was a poor article and a narrow idea from such a bright and influential person. I am over it now.
Another busy week ahead. Some sun would be nice and maybe even some temperatures over 60, but I might be asking too much!
Have a great week-