Yousef is the author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, and essays, including "Renegade Rebel", "The Massacre of Heartbreak Morrow", and an upcoming book titled "Chapter One: Costa Rica". He holds a Master of Education in ESL and teaches English and Language Arts in Dearborn, Michigan.
Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher.
"It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."
"We are not going to reform decades of educational malpractice by replacing chalkboards with smartboards, notebooks with chromebooks, instructional texts with instructional video...that is, gimmicks that continue to shove kids up the 'education' ladder.
The problem is the ladder itself."
So then, let us talk about this “new generation”. Pause for a moment. Sit back, close your eyes, and answer the following question: “Describe this ‘new generation’ in one or two words”. So what did you come up with? “Spoiled”? “Entitled?” “Disrespectful”? I posed this question to adults (ages 30-65). They replied: “Lost cause.” “Products.” ...