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March 28, 2017

School Budgets: Choices Reveal Values

As in all things, frames of mind matter, collaboration matters, consensus matters, and as always, words matter. All of these are reflections of what the leader values.

March 12, 2017

Schools and the Arts: An Investment in Civilization

Schools' investment in the arts is a contribution to our society and it is important work. The arts are central to the human experience.

February 09, 2017

Six Questions That Counter the Fear of Vouchers

Even if speaking up and fighting against vouchers is your calling ( and we need voices doing that) , it is still worth looking inward.

December 06, 2016

With Betsy DeVos at the Helm of the Education Department, We Need a Plan!

Of course policy makers, business people, and those who have never lived a day in a public school think that if they opened the doors to competition, schools would improve. We know better.

September 20, 2016

Education: Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Succeed?

Are we serving the children or are we serving ourselves or do we even know who is being served by perpetuating the old way?

September 11, 2016

Detroit's Children Are Also Ours

Detroit's problem ultimately is our problem. It can teach a lesson about patience and acceptance gone too far.

April 06, 2014

Race, Poverty, and Leadership

The current reality is that black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be suspended, educated in schools with less experienced teachers, and are less likely to take more rigorous classes in high school than their white peers. Although we may acknowledge poverty exists, do we truly know what cost it extracts?

February 06, 2014

Governors, Got Money?

We need an organizing platform for an informed voice. Throwing money at education won't solve our challenges unless we have a real voice in promoting the innovations we need.

April 07, 2013

School Budgets and Social Media: Leaders at the Edge

School leaders must recognize that relying only on traditional communication tools will lead to frustration on the part of today's voting public. People expect to communicate digitally, interactively and with immediacy.

March 14, 2013

Budget Time

The way schools are funded has to change. The country will not thrive unless children in schools are successful. Until we offer a sound basic education to all, systemic excellence is unattainable.

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