To Become a Bully Free Nation: Identify. Intervene. Advocate.

Anyone who’s worked in a school — from elementary to high school — has seen the same thing. Popular kids sit together at “their table;” sports stars sit together at “their table.” Occasionally, but not nearly enough, we see a student being especially kind to a new kid. More…

Lily Eskelsen Garcia meets with elementary students in El Paso

Bragging Rights for the Humble of Heart

There is a Spanish term of art: humilde de corazón. Humble of heart. It is a product especially of the Latino culture “not to brag, but to be humble,” to praise others instead of taking credit for a success. I think it’s a product of the culture of educators as well. More…

Happy Obsession

The goal of a good education isn’t solely a better chance for a good job. The goal of good education is to give our students a better chance at a good life. More…

Caveat Emptor

Improving education is a cooperative process, not a competitive one. We need a system that ensures, by design, that all schools are the kind of schools you would choose for your children. More…

Arizona: It’s Voting Country

This post is dedicated to social justice warriors here in Tucson, in Phoenix and across this great country. I’m traveling today, going to places where the margin of error for electing great public school advocates is razor thin. If we aren’t there doing everything we need to do to help them, we won’t win. More…