Hi all! And Happy 4th of July weekend! I hope you are finding time to relax and enjoy the hot weather! And, if you head to the County Fair….enjoy! I think I now qualify for mother of the century for venturing to the County Fair (where I bumped into DREAMer Jamie from Rincon All Tribes!) with my daughter and her friend to see the Big Time Rush concert with thousands and thousands of screaming tweens! But enough about me!!! If you have a moment – check this out: The New York Times published an op ed piece by David Brooks reflecting on Diane Ravitch and a talk she gave at the Aspen Ideas festival. It’s an interesting op ed both highlighting Ravitch and criticizing her. It’s a short read and I think you will identify with the main ideas which focus on the role of leadership and passion in schooling….and this line, which ends the piece is terrific: “If your school teaches to the test, it’s not the test’s fault. It’s the leaders of your school.” Here’s a link to the piece itself:
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