Beauty In The World

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Beauty In The World

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Warning: There Is More To Life Than What Texas Public Education Offers Its Students.

The Texas Education Agency’s Strategic Plan documents its priorities for all students of Texas public schools:

The TEA works to improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems, working towards the vision that every child in Texas is an independent thinker and graduates prepared for success in college, career, or the military, and as an engaged, productive citizen.

The priorities are admirable.

Yet, it might be helpful to ask if a student’s highest callings are answered in being an independent thinker coupled with preparation for “success in college, career, or the military, and as an engaged, productive citizen,”?

Would it be a fair question to ask myself, a Texas public school graduate, as my life journey neared its end, a self that had set forth to accomplish (and did) all that our public education system envisioned for me: an independent thinking, engaged, and productive citizen who was a college graduate, military veteran, and had a successful career, “Is that all there is to life?”

if that is a fair question, should students in Texas public education have the opportunity to be exposed to and intellectually wrestle with the larger questions of life, like:

  • Why am I here?
  • How should I live?
  • Where am I going?

If students do not get that opportunity, should they receive a warning that there is more to life than what can be taught in the Texas public education system?

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Please know that the Texas public education system is filled with many talented, caring, and well-meaning faculty and staff. This writing is not an indictment of those people. This writing is not an indictment. It simply raises a question.

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Beauty In The World – Gulf Fritillary

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Beauty In The Storm

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Beauty in the world 

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Beauty In The World

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