If I were the Secretary of Education, I would …

Trecho retirado do blog de Diane Ravitch, professora e pesquisadora de educação na Universidade de Nova York. O blog apresentou a pergunta: O que você faria se fosse Ministro da Educação? Uma professora do 4º ano da escola elementar escreveu:

“If I were the Secretary of Education, I would take all the money being spent on testing and use a good portion of it to hire aids, reading specialists, nurses, librarians, and all the other support staff needed to truly serve the needs of a school. School boards would consist of teachers and parents. Our education system would promote supporting a student’s strengths, instead of making school a place of failure. I would have industry work with our schools to help train high school students for job readiness when they leave school. I would fund higher education so people graduating from college would not bestrapped with a great debt. I would invite working education models like Finland to come and share what works with us. The NCLB and RTT would be disbanded. I would sever all ties with Pearson. There would be no Federal funding for Charter or online schools. I wish this could happen. I’m sick of the reformers. I can’t believe Obama is letting it go on and on.

Sincerely, Fed Up Fourth Grade Teacher”