About the project
"I created the manifesto for education because I wholeheartedly believe it’s time for a major revamp of the education system. I saw first-hand the extreme lack of potential we are getting out of students. As a child in special education due to an auditory processing disability, my label defined me and that’s all teachers and students were willing to see in me. Once I fought my way out of special education, I saw the greater potential in myself and also felt there was greater potential in my friends. My entire career I have been trying to fight for the quirky kids, those who don’t fit into a standard mode but who are brimming with creative potential. In reality, all students have so much self-actualisation potential, but we really don’t take the time to unlock it because we are so focused on a narrow slice of who they are. We miss out on who they can become."