On any journey it is important to have a destination. In fact, if you look at the definition below: “traveling from one place to another” either realistically or metaphorically is core to the meaning of “journey”.
In Michigan, in 2012, what should be the desired journey for all our school children?
My plea is that we all focus on ensuring that our schools promote the growth of each and every student across all classes of income in every corner of the state!!!!
I suggest that this is the preferred educational destination for all of the efforts across the state.
All children have potential. Each girl and boy currently in and/or coming into Michigan’s schools deserves to be met by a system of capable and committed people that each child’s their potential into positive learning outcomes!
Michigan’s future can be bright. We have many assets. We need to insure that the academic potential of each child across the state is nurtured and developed. This is both imperative for each individual child and for this state. The state will reach its potential as our young people reach theirs.
A successful K-12 educational journey is important for each student and a key ingredient of a prosperous Michigan.
Definition of JOURNEY from Merriam Webster online
1: an act or instance of traveling from one place to another: trip
2chiefly dialect : a day’s travel
3: something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another <the journey from youth to maturity> <a journey through time>