Educating As If We Are Already There
Updated: Oct 6, 2018
Following Dr. King to go the distance
“I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life’s blueprint?”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked this of Philadelphia’s Barratt Junior High students in 1967. When I read his speech at the King Center in Atlanta this July, it pulled me back into school mode because Dr. King’s question is ours. As a PreK-12 school, we are responsible for 14 years or 17,640 on-campus hours of a child’s education. How we spend that time informs a life blueprint for all future building. If Malcolm Gladwell is right and 10,000 hours makes an expert, each child puts in 7,640 extra hours. Our students can almost get a double major.