The Blog


My blog is a collection of ideas, discoveries–the pin that pops the bubble of ignorance that traps potential change makers from their ability to make a difference. I want my blog to be a location where students, educators, professionals, and curious minds can visit to gain valuable information that will have viewers clicking the X button with a drive to bring about positive social change themselves. I want my blog to be a source of fuel, a means of awakening and widening the eyes to realizing where our education and students currently lie, what they will be going under, and how we all have a role in their future.



This blog is designed to bring light to all issues in regards to education. Whether it is educational equity, issues regarding standardized testing, elevating student voices–you name it, I will do my best to shatter ignorance. I aim to provide my audience with my unique perspective; I not only try to provide perspective from a student’s voice, but a student who is studying education. Unless stated otherwise, all posts are my opinion.


 
I have always wanted to become a teacher. Yet, it was not until my sophomore year in college I realized the various components that actually go into our education system. Even when I created this blog back in January, I was still pretty blind to the issues. This blog was initially a place for me to expose the educational inequalities that exists in US. I was so moved when I became aware of them, I wanted to have that similar impact on others. With a full heart, I believed collectively exposing hidden truths was the right direction for change.


Writing about 6 months later after I created this blog, there are no words to describe what this blog and blogging has done for me. I have discovered a voice within myself, something I grew up without. Rarely did I share my opinions, rarely did I put value on mind and voice, but this blog has significantly changed that.


Although educational equity is at the core of the creation of this blog, I have–and continue to–learn more and more about various education issues. Even further, it is not only what this blog has done for me, but what this blog has done for others. Of course, writing is important. But the meaning starts to elevate when you have friends, teachers, and strangers tell you that you have made them more aware and concerned about these issues–after all, that was my ultimate goal.
I want to thank everyone who has and continues to give me support. It means more than many people will ever know.

8 thoughts on “The Blog

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  3. Stephanie,

    If you are so against TFA, then what would be your possible solution? No “regular teachers” are willing to go in to these underpaid, hard to deal with areas, so what solutions can be put in place? As for yourself, would you, as an educator, be willing to work for $35,000, work 7-5, and deal with students who lack respect and several other areas? In addition, TFA members get more than just the 5 weeks of training. Yes I absolutely agree it is a little short for someone to be prepped for a difficult task such as teaching in and underprivileged area, but its still sufficient. These teachers train all day for those 5 weeks. Is it really different from a masters degree at William Paterson or a community college degree? Thats up for debate, but really doubtful. Just wanted to see what your opinion on this would be

    • Hi Steve,

      Great question, and excited to give you my thoughts tomorrow. I’m a bit exhausted at the moment (midnight over here on the east coast). Hope you don’t mind the delay, I promise my response won’t disappoint.

      Best,

      Stephanie

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