- Is it beneficial for students to be able to move from zip code to zip code or state to state, without falling behind their peers?
- Is it beneficial to build a skill base that is applicable to real world experience and prepares our children to compete in a global economy?
- Is it easier to criticize change than recognize the reason for it?
- Is it more productive to rail against the process or to be a part of it?
- How do we develop parameters to measure student growth without a starting baseline?
- Which is the wiser expenditure of energy: fighting to maintain what we know and what feels comfortable or opening ourselves to change and help our children and educators navigate safely, confidently through the turbulent waters?
- Do we want our children to be able to think creatively and globally and take advantage of the wealth of information that’s right at their fingertips?
- we are continually being faulted for falling behind the standard of our past educational achievements, especially in comparison with other economically developed countries;
- we do have a transition problem when students, especially children of military families, transfer between locales;
- we are providing remediation to one-third of high school graduates who are unprepared for college;
- we are challenged by growing numbers of economically disadvantaged and non-English speaking families.
Lana Ajemian, President
Reflect the past, Transform today, Inspire tomorrow!