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Sure, Kids Need to Be College-Ready, But They Need to Be Prepared For More Than That

Liz Dwyer

Over at Education Week, Deborah Meier and Robert Pondisco are having a lively dialogue about who decides what students should learn. Meier says, "To provide an "ordinary" group of largely low-income and minority students with the kind of habits of mind that would prepare them to handle the immense challenges facing them we needed to listen to each student, family, and colleague carefully in order to plan ahead from there." Only then will students be truly prepared to participate in a democracy.

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  • Kris Giere

    Thank you for sharing this, Liz. It makes my heart happy to know that there are many educators and schools that truly embrace the concept that culturally-relevant, thought-provoking instead of answer-giving, citizenship-preparing education is vital to the success of our communities throughout our country.

    Thanks again. I needed this today.

    • Liz Dwyer

      Glad to share! I'd been reading some articles hotly debating the CCSS and then clicked on this article and it was a breath of fresh air to connect back to the deeper purpose of education.