Monday, July 2, 2012

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”

A plaque in the Library of Congress reads, “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” Certainly education is one of the most important aspects of a civilized, democratic society. Most everyone agrees education is important but many different opinions exist concerning the best way obtain a quality education.

Exciting, and sometimes scary things are taking place at the national, state, and local levels that have the potential for great change in our educational system. A nationwide curriculum called the Common Core has been adopted by 46 states including the state of Alabama. No Child Left Behind still has many unanswered questions and revisions are currently being discussed in Washington.

Great leadership is crucial to positive change. Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Education and Limestone County has a new Superintendent. Our systems are in good hands with these two leaders providing direction and guidance for our school system.

At Ardmore High School we look forward to addressing the changes and challenges to be faced this year and the years to come. Times of great change can be disconcerting, but the potential for making our school system even better far out weighs the uncertainty of change. 

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