Let's put our pointing fingers down and our thinking caps on!
Data show that decades of finger- pointing have done next to nothing to improve student achievement.
I've got a better approach, based on my business experience.
When I set a goal of 100% accuracy in my typesetting business, I got everybody involved to sit down together. Instead of blaming each other, the proofreaders and the typesetters came up with a new procedure. They bought a 29 cent highlighter. We reached our goal.
Fixing education is going to involve a lot more than a yellow marker, but the collaborative approach is proven to work.
When we bring together successful classroom teachers, parents and future employers, their combined wisdom will show us how to really:
*Motivate kids to learn
*Cultivate their critical thinking skills
*Ready them for successful careers
*to get better data
*in fewer testing hours
Experimenting with new approaches, discarding those that don't work and embracing those that do,
together we can finally give our kids the education they need to build a great future for Colorado.