The hard truth is that the outcomes and inequities lamented over in Principles to Actions and previous documents are precisely the outcomes that our educational system is designed to produce. Equity-oriented slogans, statements about idealized outcomes, and tweaks to teaching or curricular practices within this system do not change this fact. -Danny Bernard Martin
Martin’s entire discussion is a must-read. (I found this via Beth Burroughs). This effectively opens up the same questions for me that Grace’s synthesis does. Too many of my kids aren’t buying what I’m selling and I’m increasingly thinking it’s because they are tacitly (and likely, for some, unconsciously) calling BS on the whole system.
What should kids do when only game in town is rigged? Refuse to play? Play anyway? What’s the third option?
And, note to self, what role should I play in all this that’s truly best for all?