Thursday, February 3, 2011

362. In a Pinch

Last night I watched a film that focused on our dismal K-12 educational system in America. Today, I listened to the chancellor of our college talk about the future of the California Community Colleges - more promising than K-12 but also quite possibly dismal. There are so many challenges and so many directions that legislators can make the community colleges head that it is dizzying. The chancellor's speech was meant to motivate us to embrace technology and the opportunities that are on the horizon - initiate change. But there were warnings of so many ways it could all go wrong.

Since Obama's State of the Union speech last week I keep hearing references to America reclaiming its spot as the top nation and much follow-up discussion if this is even possible. For the past several years working in public education I have been trying to maintain a positive attitude. Nose-to-the-grind-stone, just-wait-out-the-storm, and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps attitude, but it getting hard to keep-my-chin-up as the budget crisis continues.

Keep-your-fingers-crossed that education the future of education in California is not as dismal as it appears to be.

2 comments:

  1. I was surprised to learn that many Chinese, from China, are actually making large investments/donations to many of our colleges and universities. I wonder why the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs can't do the same. I know it's not a solution to the problem but I also don't feel that investing in our education system is a bad investment. I believe that most don't like the reality of where we are heading,,,third world education and living.

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  2. Oh, and just a note,,,love the photo and it also reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

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