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July 11, 2013

We Need Leaders Who Resist and Leaders Who Imagine and Create

We need to take hold of the changes schools must make and lead them with imagination and creativity while others lead the resistance. That is what will be good for our students.

May 16, 2013

Can We Take a Tylenol® for the Madness?

We have endured the tests. Now we must plan for the reaction to the scores. Tisch and others should stand up with us and join us in navigating the turbulence caused by this change.

May 14, 2013

We Need Leaders, Not Mudslingers!

We have had much to say about the new tests and policy makers who are not listening. But we should have no interest in mudslinging toward those who see things differently.

May 09, 2013

Let the Tests Become the Platform

We are called to be "the ministers of the tests". It is not a high calling but we cannot change that. We can, however, be wiser than we were.

May 05, 2013

Can We Solve All the Problems...Or Even One?

The focus on tests, accountability, and evaluations is consuming, but we cannot lose sight of the big picture. No single measure will be the solution to a problem. We need ideas and partners.

May 02, 2013

Saving Childhood

We want to save some sense for our students that childhood is different from adulthood. It is a special time, safe and loving, not a rehearsal for the stress of adulthood.

April 18, 2013

Opt-Out of Testing? What Happens Next?

Students are being asked to ignore us and we are being asked to force them to sit through testing when in our hearts, we, too, may question this testing program.

March 21, 2013

Change Standards, Test Students, Measure Schools

We are being asked to lean on our students to prove we are doing our job using a single measure and we know it is not fair to them. Teachers and leaders are faced with the additional burden of being directly evaluated by these results also knowing there is an expected slump in results during these first years of implementation of an expectedly flawed process.

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