The Everyday Education trip was born on a sunny afternoon in Cape Town. It was the brainchild of educator and former school principal Rebecca Crook, who pitched it to fellow photographer Sameer Satchu and myself, Zach Louw, as we were caving in Kalk Bay, South Africa. By the end of the hike, she had us pinky promising our involvement.
As Rebecca puts it, “it’s no surprise that education is an area of debate and concern both in South Africa and around the globe. We criticize and blame our teachers, leaders and unions and implement ever-evolving reforms with copious amounts of money that never seem to realize the collective aim of improving student outcomes.”
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