Our Education System in Albert Einstein’s Own Words

Our Education System


About Thais Alvarez

Thais M. Alvarez graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in International Relations, a B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education and a certificate in Caribbean Studies. After teaching the social sciences for several years, she returned to school to obtain her J.D., with honors, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. At the Law Center, she received the Scholarship Tax Recognition Award and was also invited to join the Nova Law Review where she was appointed the Executive Editor of the Nova Law Review. While at the Law Center, and in conjunction with the Nova Southeastern University School of Business, Thais also obtained a Master of Accounting in 2002. After her admission to the Florida Bar in 2002, Thais continued her legal education at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., where she obtained an LL.M. in Taxation in 2003. Upon completion of her studies, Thais worked as a tax attorney for several years until she rediscovered her passion as an educator. She worked at KoƧ University, located in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching Legal English and Writing. Now, living in the United States, she continues to educate a wide range of students from the secondary level to higher education. She has been rated by her students as being an excellent professor who is able to clearly explain complex issues, and equally important, as a caring person. Thais serves to help various organizations in Florida in the fight against the Common Core State Standards. She also serves as the Local Director of Broward County for Bear Witness Central. On her free time, Thais writes for both Bear Witness Central and watchdogwire.com. Thais's political activism serves to educate the community. She also welcomes the opportunity to speak in public forums and debates. Driven by an unyielding passion, she is intent on pursing these causes for the attainment of a better world. Thais is fluent in Spanish. View all posts by Thais Alvarez

One response to “Our Education System in Albert Einstein’s Own Words

  • Michael A. Sirbola

    Now if the goal of the test (in the teachers mind, and students, and the parents too), was that; “ERRORS Are An Opportunity to Learn” then when given the Tree as a test the purpose and goal of all would be the same; to learn. We would then learn some can climb it, some can push it over, some can fly over it, etc. would be the point of giving the test and of taking it. A reward/ punishment matrix is used in our schools that is made of Gold-Stars/A’s/Carrots and Sticks/F’s/Detention/Expulsion/No-Sports. Educators use a pyramid grading and rating rule system to monitor each child’s performance and also to grade each infraction with (i.e.; a 3-step process is suggested and happens to be easy to remember.).

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