I am in Boston with my son and the light of my life, Andrew. We were sitting in the lobby of our hotel and chatting with a woman who works in the hotel shop that sells newspapers, toiletries, souvenirs, etc. We have developed so many special relationships with employees in this hotel after 16 years […]
Senators Alexander and Murray Get it Wrong for America’s School-Age Children
Today, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Senate HELP Committee and Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat, reached agreement on a reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. They have titled their legislation, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,”….I am gagging already. They think this is an improvement over the last reauthorization known as […]
My open letter to the MI State Board of Ed: Reopen job posting for State Superintendent!
To the Esteemed Members of the Michigan State Board of Education: As always, I am writing out of only my most sincere concern for Michigan’s school-age children and public education. I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the Board’s chosen search firm’s identification of candidates to fill the role of State Superintendent in Michigan. I […]
America Must End Poverty-We Are Better Than This!
I am a mixture of sad, angry and feeling hopeless about the number of homeless people. I was in Boston this past week, and in a blizzard that is now the 6th worst in New England’s history and worst in the month of January. I will add that I was here for the January […]