Policies & Systems
At AVID, we’ve learned that when educators believe in their ability to act and that their action will bring about the desired outcome, they become even more efficient and effective. With collective educator agency, educators take intentional actions grounded in the belief that together, they can support all students in being academically successful.
Policymakers and practitioners regularly stated that the country couldn’t afford to simply revert to our traditional, industrial-era approach to education. What can be done to take advantage of this opportunity and transform and reinvent our K-12 system into something better?
Given the staggering number of students who are not well-served by the efficiency-focused college admissions process for a small number of elite universities, it is time for us to redefine success, prioritize authentic learning, and offer relevant pathways to ensure that all students know who they are, thrive and community and actively engage in the world as their best selves.