Is There a Need for Revolution in Education?
Ask Yourself a Few Questions
by Tedd Wakeman, Director of OPUS119 Middle & High
It’s arguable that this may be one of the most important questions of our time. Education shapes who we become, intellectually, socially, and civically. It has a profound impact on everything from political leadership and technological innovation to community activism and advancement in the arts. The accepted drudgery of school as some rite of passage for all to suffer through is a damaging misconception. Hours of meaningless homework, the misguided use of the term rigor, standardized testing, and a slew of other factors have kept education in the dark ages.