When Kids Learn on Broken Chairs
291,251 views | Michael Phillips • TEDxWilmingtonED
For most families, the structure of public education remains unaffected. As a society, we cannot continue to ask our children to sit in seats that are not designed to hold the weight of their purpose. Education reform continues to be the civil rights issue of our time. In this TEDx Talk, Michael Phillips shares his story of why he became an education advocate and describes the conditions of a broken educational structure that must be rebuilt with urgency. He suggests that "a great education is Possible for every child! However, this idea requires broader support to work properly. Parent, school, student, and community, are the four legs the chair that must be supported by the frame of moral equity. Only when all four legs are working together reinforced by a moral frame will we have a sturdy enough chair for our kids to sit on. When any one part of the chair is weak... our kids will continue to fall!” Phillips details three options we can implement right now that can make education possible. Priority, People, And Pace. “The common good of educating our children must become a priority again.