By Rob Gira, Executive Vice President, AVID Center
In these turbulent times, it can be difficult to break through the noise in education. Every teacher, counselor, and administrator in your school building is there because he or she hopes to see students succeed, but we all know that it is easy to lose sight of that when bogged down with competing priorities, bureaucracy, and the very real and heartbreaking struggles that our students often face outside of school. Much of the current media attention also focuses on what is lacking in our education system, with countless experts rattling about what should or shouldn’t be done.
Educators and students deserve better than this, and it’s our sincere hope that this week-long celebration will be an opportunity to put the focus where it truly belongs: student success.