Really cool video produced by the American Federation for Children featuring some big names in support of school choice!
Originally posted on FlyPaper
I have been blessed with a few decades worth of work in education policy, and I have never seen a moment with more potential.
While it is possible and valid to reflect on the last twenty years and be disappointed that we didn’t make blistering-fast progress, it’s just as valid to be proud of the accomplishments we have made: reliable information about school performance, better evidence about key factors in school success, and the emergence of a whole new set of education choices that show what is possible.
Teachers have been the engines behind the best of what has transpired in the past two decades, and we rely on their initiative to create the best models of schooling going forward. This is as it should be.
National School Choice Week has officially begun and we are so thrilled to do our national kick-off in Houston, Texas where more than 1,000 supporters gathered in Minute Maid Park to celebrate educational choice!
Update: Check out this Daily Beast article about our event in Houston.
On the way to Newark to join the School Choice Week team. I'm in awe of the thousands of incredible schools and education leaders we have met and worked with this year. Let nobody tell you that excellent education is not about to take over the nation. We have met the excellence movement and it parties during school choice week
Be sure to check it out near you by visiting www.schoolchoiceweek.com
The work of these teacher leaders matters so much. Take time to say thank you in the next two weeks!