If school is a Race to Nowhere, where’s the somewhere we should be racing toward?

“Until we ask the question, ‘What is schooling for?’ with some commitment to seeking an answer, we will perpetuate the systems that are producing stressed out, unhealthy, dishonest kids, and we will try to fix the failing schools by doing more of the same….

“We have to envision our graduates not only as happy, motivated, and creative, but also ready and able to take up the mantle of responsibility for a world in danger and commit to directing their lives, energies, work, and volunteerism toward a healthy, humane, and thriving planet where we can live in some semblance of peaceful coexistence with each other and the planetary community of countless species with whom our fate is inextricably connected.”

Excerpts from: Zoe Weil at Cooperative Catalyst.