Significant Teachers

“In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for 20 years.”  — Jacques Barzun Did teachers have an impact on your life? Most people can identify a teacher or teachers who helped make them what they are today. Many...

Data and Ethics — Part 3

We are enamored with metrics and data. Madison Avenue marketers are specialists in providing convincing statistics about products and businesses. People discuss their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and other medical numbers as if they described the essence...

Ethics and Structure: Part 1

This is the first of a three part discussion of ethics in education and school reform. The next two blogs will discuss ethics and collaborative decision-making and ethics and data and information. Leading a school district is a complex challenge complete with...

Leadership, Credibility and Truthfulness

Today, it seems expedience rules. Say and do anything to prevail. Winning at all costs is what’s important. The only thing that matters is results. Read the business and sports pages and the pungent odor of cheating and deceit reek from the pages. Sports heroes ride...