Thinking outside the box is a worthy goal. For me, I try to not even go near the box. I'm a teacher. I'm a learner. I'm a constructivist to the core of my being. Yet one day, I, along with thousands of teachers and millions of students, was goose-stepped into the box. Some went complacently. Some went unknowingly. I went kicking and screaming! It wasn't a happy day or a day of celebration. And no children were left behind.
This is the beginning. This is my voice. This is advocacy. This is me authentically putting children first. This is about public education. This is about saving our democracy.