When Thinking About Education As A Place Of Opportunity By Martin Luther King Jr.

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When thinking about education, what is the first thing that pops into your head? For everyone the answers can be quite different, but one word that remains constant is “why?”. I remember countless times where I asked my mother why I needed to go to school and she always told me “to be successful”. The gravity of those words only then set in once I began to see school as a place of opportunity. Martin Luther King Jr added more so to the depth of school when he stated:
“The function of Education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man who is gifted with reason but no morals. We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”.
These wise words in this quote are what I look to more than anything. Why? Because it is exactly what I strive to provide in my classroom. An environment for my students to not only succeed as students, but thrive positively as individuals. Teaching is about more than just teaching out of a text book or having passing scores within the class. It is about teaching students to become better citizens within the society. Students need to have an enriching experience within the school year so they will carry that over into their career field and through their life in general. That is where we as teachers come into play. Observing for Mrs.…

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