“Banking education treats students as objects of assistance; problem-posing education makes them critical thinkers” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
The days of scripted curricula, racially/class biased testing, and drill and kill are over.
Are we ready?
Have we opened our eyes to see the opportunity we have?
The opportunity that students of color have been denied?
Are we ready to support critical thinking?
How badly do we want our students to be independent learners?
Are we prepared to teach deeply, step away and let students do the heavy lifting in their education?
Do we have the skills as educators to lead our students in action research, project-based learning, Socratic seminars, and portfolio assessment?
So what’s the answer?