San Jose Teacher Reflects: High School is More Than a Diploma

“I started my career as a teacher driven by a desire to help support young people and create a positive, lasting impact on the world. I think that’s how most teachers start out their careers.

After a mere five years, I found myself disheartened and disappointed by the system. Rather than developing lifelong learners and inspiring futures, I felt like a cog in a massive machine, churning out graduates with the goal of simply earning a high school diploma. We were pushing students more rapidly toward a finish line that didn’t feel meaningful.

I found myself asking: Is this really the point of high school?”

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