I dream of an education system where every child is valued for the dreams s/he dreams, not for the marks s/he scores. Where teachers get to handle children more than they have to handle paperwork. Where there is no ranking of children, teachers or schools because it is common knowledge that true learning cannot be ranked. Where learning is more important than testing. Where values are ingrained in the everyday running of the school and the everyday interactions that make up the heart of the school, not set aside to be paid lip service to in assembly sessions. Where children spring out of bed after the sun rises, eager to learn new things, and new ways of looking at old things. Where children come home and enjoy the rest of their childhood instead of burying their noses in assessment books and tuition classes. Where parents can ease up on cracking the whip because tests and exams are things of the past, and therefore so is competition. Where children can learn what they want to learn, when they want to learn it. Where teachers are allowed to have souls and are given the time to nurture them, that the children may benefit from having teachers with souls. Where children appreciate their teachers everyday, not just on one day in the year, and teachers appreciate their children everyday, not just when the exam results come out and the children have done well.
This is what I dream of. Now I have to do what I can to create it.