Our Education System is Failing… or is it?

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Do you ever see the countless posts about education being a failure and feel depressed?  Does it make you worry about the future of our children?  Does it make you feel powerless?  

Let me stop to ask you this…

Is our education system as broken as we think it is?

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Teaching and Immigration

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Immigration, legal or illegal, is a touchy issue for many.  As a high school teacher in Houston, TX, teaching immigrants, legal or illegal, is a fact of every day life.  Recently I read a book, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Urrea that opened my eyes.  All I can say is…

I thought I knew.

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My Personal Philosophy and Philosophy of Education

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Personal Philosophy:

The meaning of life is happiness.  I am happy when I act in ways which promotes, preserves, protects, produces or honors life and liberty. (human life and liberty)

Educational Philosophy:

Education is a tool to increase happiness in an individual or society.  Therefore, any educational program should enhance the promotion, preservation, protection, production or honoring of life and liberty. (human life and liberty)

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Genetic Variation and Diversity of Thought

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A homogenous group of animals may be strong and mighty, but they are likely to be wiped out of existence if a deadly disease affects even just one of them.

Because they are all the same, all who get the disease die.

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