Imagine a world where happiness
during distress is considered
a form of intelligence.
Because that’s where our society sits.
On a cliff. We watch each other
knowing it shouldn’t be like this, but it is.
We teach ourselves how to be led
by the sound of a bell, rather than by
our instincts, further dulling our true selves.
Imagine if we allowed our teachers
to push aside the benchmarks and
utilize their love for humanity,
which helped guide them to chase a dream
to help make a difference in our youth-
only to beat them down with regulations
and to steal their very voices from their throats.
What a shame it is to box up our best minds
only to box up more.

-M. Taggart

28 thoughts on “Someday

  1. Wow, powerful. I am a teacher and hope I don’t only focus on benchmarks. I have tried to encourage hope and success into those who are struggling academically. But I don’t always choose the curriculum. At times I do, and at times the schools have chosen it. Either way, I hope I have only helped. The positive feedback keeps me going.

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  2. I’ve been in both. Right now, I teach online for a huge company—individual one-to-one. I work primarily with early childhood, and we read a lot of sci-fi, but I’ve taught history, literature, etc. I know what you mean by benchmarks and curriculum. We don’t always choose our material; and what we teach to the students. Right now, I am developing my curriculum, though. I’ve worked with all ages.

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