Day 17- @TeachThough 30 Day Reflective Teaching Challenge
What do you think is the most challenging issue in education today?
There are countless issues challenging education today. From attracting high quality teachers to evaluating teaching ,public perception of school and poverty one could argue that any one of these issues is the MOST challenging. For me the most challenging is EQUITY!
How can teachers, schools and society create equitable environments where everyone can succeed? How can we fund schools with equity? This is a huge challenge! If equity can be achieved, all students will have equal chances to succeed in life. Right now many students have limited paths to success. From poverty to home environment students often have many strikes against them before they walk into a school. How can we create equity and give each child what they need? This is my daily struggle.
We currently have a lack of equity in schools. Some schools have beautiful campuses with 1:1 technology (Often where students have own devices and other schools with aging infrastructure and limited technology tools (mostly lower social economic districts). Many students walk into a poorer district feeling that the world is against them.
How can we get them EQUITY? They need to feel that they can see over the fence even if the fence is a mile high!