Sunday, December 27, 2009
As I drove south for my winter vacation, it was difficult for me to get my focus off of work and how I could become a better teacher to my students. On the 14 hour drive to Panama City Beach, FL, I heard the Pink Floyd song "The Wall". "We don't need an education...all we are is just another brick in the wall". I couldn't help but think of students within our education system today. In the data driven and standardized testing of today, our students are becoming another number, another statistic, another "brick" in the wall, another graduate, and another dropout. With NCLB and the world of standarized testing, our students are losing their individuality. If so, how can we be sure our students are not like the song says, "another brick in the wall".