Our children are more than a test. Education is more than a building. The purpose of education is to prepare a child for success in life. We all know this, but too often it gets forgotten. Every public policy decision about education should be judged through the prism of whether it will lead to more students being prepared for life.
Teachers know their students better than anyone in the State Capitol or Washington, D.C. Yet too often their hands are tied by top-down controls that prevent them from meeting the needs of their students. We need give teachers support and freedom to innovate in the classroom, disrupt the status quo and change lives.