As we probe diversity in the field of technology, minority involvement and inclusion in leadership seems to be a missing ingredient in the educational uses of and framing of technology in learning.
Schools are communities. They are the best of us locally or the worst of us. They can only move ahead as a community of the whole, with shared values, and a leader for all.
Any plan for systemic change must be bolstered by serious attention to the cultural shifts that might be needed simultaneously.
While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.
This is truly a moment for the adults who make decisions about whether they are going to accept social change and create the environments in which all children can flourish to be courageous.
Does your message reflect your values? Whose job is it to manage that message? How does one decide how that message is communicated?
What questions accompany the decisions that are made every day and might make the answers more long lived?
In reality, the possibilities for meaningful, ethical leadership are greater than the alternatives of comply or defy.
What we need are ideas—crazy, new ones that might never have worked before; but now we are 21st-century leaders in a 21st-century world. We need to push policymakers into their own unfamiliar places.
If we are objecting to the common core and to the standardized tests, are we preparing the alternative?