“The project of democracy must never be transformed into or understood as a singular and individual struggle… teachers should always stick together as they challenge the system so that their struggle is effective” (Freire, 2005, p.12).
I am reading Freire’s (2005) work, Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to those who dare teach. Already I am challenged, and I’ve only read the introduction.
When I read the words quoted above a lightbulb went off in my head. We’re meant to work out this thing called education together. It’s hard to stick together, but I agree with Freire, it’s the way forward.
I want this for my own practice – to be connected, to be challenged, to be stretched. And in doing so, I want to reach (with others) the edges of what’s possible in education.