If you are reading this, or if you have been following this thread of posts, chances are you get exactly how broken the current public education model is. Understand that when I ask- who will fix the broken system.. I never meant.. fix the public school system. I meant, literally- how we educate our children. I don’t know that there is any fixing the good ship titanic of education. It is far too entrenched, and as noted, painting a house whose foundation is rotted and sinking. No one is looking at the basement/ foundation- and praising the pretty new colours on the walls.
My reason for writing this series– is to create the dialogue, about the importance of including the creative/ non-linear, human-spiritual–ecological aspects and connections. Without that.. the rest of educational reform is just window dressing and fresh paint. Here’s a question that hit me this morning: if school is soooo great and wonderful and the system has created such an amazing learning environment… why aren’t kids thrilled to be there, happy, healthy, and fully engaged- even over-coming their external life circumstances in the drive and hunger to learn and be part of it? Continue reading