Real Superheroes Wear Sweaters

Let me tell you about some people who change the world every day: amazing rabble rousers in appliqued sweater vests. They drive your child’s school bus. They teach second grade. They are leading the fight for child nutrition and to end childhood hunger. More…

Something Important Happens Here

Everywhere I go I tell people about the amazing educators I serve. I tell the people I sit next to on airplanes. I tell taxi drivers. I tell my friends and family probably way too much. I tell people who already know and I tell people who don’t want to hear it. More…

Normal People Don’t Work in a Public School

I think I just need to say this. I mean it in a respectful way. Kind of. But Normal People don’t work in a public school. I know this, because I know what happened to me every summer break. I taught in a traditional, quite normal elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. More…

Winding Down

One of my best friends recently retired from teaching and it got me thinking about all the goodbyes that are being said in schools everywhere as another school year comes to an end. It’s not only a time for goodbyes, but also one for reflection. 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…

A Day of Action for Our Students

On December 9th, educators, parents, community organizations and students are joining forces around the country to ensure quality public schools that are community led and student centered. More…