I remain employed by my current NJ public school and it never ceases to amaze me. When I had this blog hosted at WordPress.com, it was not accessible at school. Now that I have it hosted with SiteGround, I can post whatever I want.
The free version has limitations built into it. The free version is talked about at our conferences. The free version is a way for anyone to begin to build their writing skills by writing everyday. The free version is blocked.
One of the glaring problems with education today is its lack of connection to the real world. We are still talking about jobs and creating jobs and looking to recover manufacturing jobs instead of teaching students how to create value for themselves. Students create things all the time. Those creations are never seen to be valuable enough to be the vocation that will get them through life.
I have a rebellious streak in me. I have been using one essential question in my music production class. It is “How can I get the world to pay my bills?” This should be the question that everyone answers and not “what do I need to get into college?” That is a loaded question that presupposes that you should go to college. The cost today outweighs the benefit particularly because colleges never ask my essential question either.
I am participating in an action research project. If a person can create something of value, they should be able to market and sell it using available technologies. This should be taught and there is no better way to test it than through an old fart like me. Also, no one should have their own value determined by those around them. There are a lot more people in this world.