(It is 8:00 A.M. The school-board member has coffee and a headache)
I'm not suggesting schools focus on student enjoyments and interests because it might be fun and might help student engagement.
I'm suggesting we center our schools around children's identities and passions, on developing their goals and giving them learning experiences that are meaningful to them, because IT IS THE ONLY WAY we can fix the crisis in our schools right now.
Anything else is just screwing around.
It's a crisis. Let's act like it's a crisis.
Let's act like these kids are actually important to us. Let's act like they are important to themselves.