My fourth grader and sixth grader are reading the same book in school right now. That’s right. The book is The Lightning Thief. And what’s more, my sixth grader already read (and loved!) this very same book when he was in fourth grade at his prior school. Both schools, one charter and one traditional district… Continue reading My 4th and 6th grader are reading the same book in school. Does that matter?
Today I have a very special lunch date. He is half my age. He is not what people expected him to be. He is an African American young man. He has an incarcerated father. His siblings have different fathers than he. He has been expelled from high school for failing all his classes and for… Continue reading Lunch Date
I sit on a committee that is designed, like all elected bodies, to represent the public. I consider the public my boss. I do not for a moment believe that my constituents and I will agree on every position I take, vote I cast, or policy decision made by the committee. I hope that we… Continue reading You are the customer; are you demanding enough?