[Editor’s Note: This post started as a Facebook status. When I read it, I loved it, and I asked permission to reprint it here. Joylin Lincoln is a candidate for the Utah State Board of Education, but her words here reach far beyond Election Day.]
Yesterday I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about the top 10 things I have learned while running for state school board.
Now I just want to cry . . .
Because nothing in that post is about why I started on this grand adventure. Why are we always so concerned about doing what is “politically right”? Education needs to be about each and every student who has been entrusted to the education system.
The goal of education should be to allow each student to rise to his or her full potential, whatever that is.
Students should come to school each day excited to be there because they are safe and have the whole world at their doorstep. I want students to see the world and ask: How does that work? Why does it work? Can I make it work better?
Students need to stand at the Grand Canyon in awe, because words cannot describe the majesty of what lies in front of them.