Tell Me What You Really Think
I am the proud mother of three sons, all talented students, and more importantly, fine young men. We raised our boys to be honest with themselves about their strengths and weaknesses and hope they can be honest with us, too. Sadly, all three boys have reported they hate school for one reason or another.
In spite of their overwhelmingly positive experiences, the negatives resonate more strongly. One son put it to me most clearly when he asked why teachers can’t just let kids learn by showing them why it matters to know certain things rather than having kids do homework that is meaningless to them. I had no answer. Recently I came across a You Tube video created by a high school student as, what appeared to be an English assignment, that is word-for-word the sentiment of my boys’ about today’s schools. If you are reading this, I ask that you watch the video and leave a comment about how you think we can change how we educate kids so the next generation can brag about what they love.