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bernstj on 2012-08-06"“Empowering students to advocate for change.”
It’s as if this organization was made just for me–just read my headline! If you take a few seconds to search around my blog documenting my vision, my involvement with students through mentoring and being a teachers assistant, my aspiration to be a future teacher, and restless dedication to elevating the student voice, it is no doubt I have full faith in the students role in education policy.
As my blog was born out of my realizations of the inequalities in our education system, then continued further as I wanted to expose these silenced truths, this blog took me so far to revolutionizing my life. There is a never ending thirst for truth and knowledge, and the paramount responsibility I feel to share transparency for the sake of students’ futures.
I have a passion for the human capacity and potential, which is why I aim to be an educator who provides such opportunities for my future students. Which is why I fight hard against the push for more standardized tests, and teacher-evals that claim teacher effectiveness can be determined by a number. As I’ve stated multiple times before, “I want to leave this world knowing I did whatever I could to make the term “at-risk” one that is not so commonly associated with the term ‘school.’”
I have a restless drive for educational equity, which is why I stand against Students For Education Reform."