If teachers charged for their time, what impact would it have?
MindShift is a short-form communication platform, facilitated via social media and private messaging, with themes designed to spark meaningful conversations on matters of cultural and societal change. The web-based platform encourages open, public conversation on topics that directly impact young people and their communities.
The platform highlights new solutions to large problems, while addressing long-standing issues through new ideas and perspectives. It aims to enable people from all backgrounds to lead positive and influential movements on challenging topics by asking simple questions and finding solutions within their communities.
According to the MindShift blog, it will seem unfair to charge teachers for teaching, when they don’t have the power to intervene to stop these problems from happening in the first place. So what if we had a system where teachers were placed on a tariff according to the opportunity they were willing to give to change their schools’ fortunes?
This system is not intended to place the education system under harsh scrutiny. Instead, it is designed to meet the needs of the people who live and work in school communities, focusing on issues of equal opportunity for everyone.