This spoken word video by Prince Ea highlights problems with the public school system in particular it’s one-size fits all approach.
I don’t agree with everything he says here. I think the argument about teacher’s pay falls flat, sorry, it just does. I worked in a non-profit for 20 years and would have loved to have the salary and benefits many teachers had while only working 10 months a year. Now in the early to mid 20th century I think you could make that argument, but not today in most school districts.
My two cents.
I’m also leery about promoting online education which he seems to be doing. As a supplement it’s a good tool, but I’m not a fan of it being the primary source for education. Not that the quality is necessarily bad, but because kids already are in front of a screen a lot.
In terms of school being one-size-fits all, and his comments about Common Core and standardized testing. Spot on.
HT: Andrea Dillon