Where are we going and why? by ACSD Whole Child Bloggers

Where are we going and why? by ACSD Whole Child Bloggers

Unfortunately the increased emphasis upon academic success – typically around just language arts and mathematics – is having a regrettable ripple effect: an unwavering emphasis on content; a subsequent reduction in time, effort and resources to areas outside this narrow subject matter; and an unspoken refocus on why we teach and what is considered important in education. All this changes what we do and why we do it. And punitive measures to enforce these directives only quicken the shift towards the standardized basics that high performing systems have moved far beyond.

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