Monday, January 30, 2012

"Waiting for Superman"

Since we were asked to blog about some important things that we have learned along the way, I decided to think about something that has recently stood out to me. Last semester, a friend told me to check out the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This documentary was an eye opening experience to show some of the not so glamorous sides of the educational system. I remember watching this for the first time and being amazed at the facts and statistics that were being portrayed. Anyone who is interested in the documentary can check out this link and I believe it is on Netflix for anyone who would like to watch it. 

As a future teacher, I believe that educating myself about schools not only in my immediate area, but others as well is crucial. It is important to understand what is happening countrywide in our educational systems and what impacts are being made throughout the student body. I would like to think that if I educate myself on issues and attempt to take an active stance against them, then little by little I will help in solving these problems. I guess my main point of this blog is for everyone to not always assume that things are fine. Make sure you are observant about what is happening around you. By doing this, we will be able to make sure that our students will get the education that they deserve and will be well equipped into moving forward successfully in the years to come.