The world has turned upside down.
In the last few months, educating our young people has become even more of a hair-on-fire problem. Schools and teachers are under a massive amount of pressure. Education, which was supposed to be the great equalizer, has turned into a political football. COVID-19 has exposed deep fault-lines that have been in our education system for years. Schools tried remote learning, but for the most part, the Zoom experiment failed. Students are sitting on their hands, in limbo, with no guidance. And parents who have been forced into homeschooling their kids while trying to deal with work and financial pressures are desperately looking for backup options. The system was broken before; it’s worse now
The question is: how will you respond?
There are 2 ways to respond:
Option #1: Offense
Rise above the noise. Use this time to level up and get ahead. Double down on tough subjects. Get all the help you can get. Have the best school year ever.
Option #2: Defense
Start believing you’re a victim. Curl up and ignore the learning gaps. Make excuses to cut study time. Close your eyes. Hope things return to normal.
Which do you choose?
One of these puts you in control. Allows you to head off into the woods, muskets in hand and save your education from whatever is about to happen in the world.
The other forces you to be a passive observer. It allows the fate of your education to rest on uncontrollable forces. Glues you to the TV. Addicts you to social media. Leaves you asking for someone else to fix your problem.
Which do you choose?
We choose Offense!
Look - we don’t know whether schools can or will or should reopen. And frankly, we don’t care either way. Education is too important to leave to the bureaucrats. Whether in-person or remote, students are going to need (and deserve) a lot of help. More than schools can deliver at this time. That’s all we know, and that’s what we’re fixated on solving. We don’t promise we can get you to love math and science. But we’ll at least make it tolerable.