As Teach For America Corps Members we are highly articulate with the inner workings of “Teaching As Leadership” commonly known as TAL. (Bring back memories of Institute?) But what about the idea of PAL – Principal as Leader?
After a year and a half of thinking district curriculum was based on low-expectations and designed for the sole purpose of getting students to pass a state standardized test – turning them into zombie bubble fillers as opposed to innovative thinkers – I decided to take action. Recently, I wrote an article for San Antonio’s “The Rivard Report.” In the piece, I call upon the city to create a 21st curriculum that prepares students for a 21st century world.