The US Department of Education’s mission statement is “to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”

The purpose of US education is about “global competitiveness?” What about human fulfillment? What about compassion and service to others? What about human flourishing? What about citizenship and democracy?

I support the concept of public education (of course!) but cannot serve that particular mission. My dream is for the US Department of Education to operate with a much loftier mission, and then Rainbow may be able to become a free, public school, accessible to all.

Our purpose at Rainbow is to foster a cooperative, not competitive, world. Our goal is to change the purpose of education, to raise children who will reimagine society, ~Renee

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Read the article by Luba Vangelova, “To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society”

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