The People We Are Supposed to Be

Families and educators will struggle to find ways to talk with children and students of all ages about race, and it won’t be easy. But it must be done if history is not to repeat itself. More…

Disco, ESSA and your public school

Don’t judge me for this, but disco has a special place in my heart. And so does music education. A well-rounded public-school education includes arts, PE, and music. More…

Betsy DeVos called me. I sent her this letter

Back in February, I sent a letter to Betsy DeVos, saying that our members and I are demanding answers from her about how she plans to ensure educational opportunity for every student. We’re still waiting on those answers. More…

Thank you, Delaware! My visit underscored the great work we do

Delaware is sometimes called the “Small Wonder” state, but during my December 15 visit with members of the Delaware State Education Association from the Christina School District and their students, I got caught up in an enormous wave of enthusiasm, creativity and energy. More…