A few nights ago I was watching holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. This clip (one of my very favorites) stood out to me for a different reason this year:
As I watched Charlie Brown yell out in exasperation, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” I thought, educators around the world are crying out similarly.
“Isn’t there anyone who knows what education is all about?”
We hear all kinds of answers from politicians, union heads, educators, publishers, education companies, news anchors, “experts”, and movie producers.
In the end, we know what education is all about.
If the answers we are getting from the “experts” do not start there, they aren’t really experts after all.
That is what education is all about Charlie Brown.