As we sit on the beach for our family vacation watching my daughter ride the waves on her boogie board, the term “riding the wave out” keeps coming into my head. I have often heard veteran educators say this phrase. They have seen so much happen in their career, they have created the habit of just riding the wave out. Over the last twenty years politicians have taken more and more control away from the educators when it comes to how we run schools. Is it because we continually ride waves out? It is time for us to stop riding waves out and ride crashing into the waves. Many constraints have been placed upon us, but constraints are just the soft walls around our creative space. All creative spaces have constraints. Lets hop on our boards and ride crashing into the waves. We may fall off our boards a few times in the process, but in the end we will have taken back the ocean of education.