In my EDL 610 course, which is Visionary Leadership, we are working on developing a leadership platform. This is meant to be my belief post as I create this platform.
I firmly believe that every child should be given all the tools they need to be successful on their chosen path. This does not mean being spoon-fed answers and information; rather, the skills to ask the right questions and be able to make informed decisions and choices based on those answers. I was proud of my AAS staff who came together to rewrite our vision statement earlier this year, which in part reads "inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for life-long learning, and prepare scholars to take responsibility for their future success."
I share this sentiment - I believe education is about preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future success, whether that is to continue to earn a bachelors degree after graduating high school, or entering the workforce. The choice is theirs and they will have the tools to be successful.