Yesterday I tweeted the question “what do you think needs to happen in public education in the U.S?”
One of my friends, Mike S. tweeted back an *awesome* answer:
I think that we (the USA) are teaching kids that the only person “at fault” is someone else. Dangerous indeed.
Yup. This nails our culture. Public education is an extension of our culture, and so this describes the institution pretty accurately.
Until we both hold ourselves (the adults, that is) accountable and send the loud and clear message to kids that they are responsible for their actions, society as a whole won’t improve at all.