Turn This Thing Around


Let me begin by saying that you can’t believe everything you see on the internet. I know this. I understand.

When I first saw the video, I wasn’t sure if it was real or not. And now I know for sure that it’s fake.


But the short clip perfectly captures what we as educators are trying to do right now.

We are trying to turn this thing around.

While trying to do it on the side of a cliff.

With little chance of success.

It seems as though we are going to drive off the cliff at some point.

And in a lot of ways it makes no sense.

There’s probably an easier way to turn around somewhere down the road.

But we can’t wait. We have to do it right now and everyone on the bus knows we are in this position.

If we somehow manage to get it turned around, it will simply be about survival.

We will have managed to get back on our correct course after having survived.

Everyone on the bus will need to process what happened.

We won’t be better off, just back to where we need to be.


My gratitude to all of the educators who are trying to turn this thing around right now.


Rich (@RACzyz)