Why I Signed the Education Declaration to Rebuild America

Empowered Georgia, no date I am a parent, and along with my wife, we are the first teachers of our children. Our daughters attend two of the excellent public schools in our hometown of Athens, GA, where they have mostly great teachers and learn among their peers in a caring, learning-centered environment. Like most places, … Continue reading Why I Signed the Education Declaration to Rebuild America

Parent: What I Saw, Learned and Enjoyed at #NPEChicago

Cloaking Inequity, May 2015 Like most public school parents, I try to discern how to simultaneously support our schools and teachers while also figuring out ways to make sure that the educational experience our kids receive is constantly improving and moving in the right direction. That’s one reason I serve on the board of the … Continue reading Parent: What I Saw, Learned and Enjoyed at #NPEChicago

School Reform and the State Superintendent’s Race

Flagpole, June 2014 Two things have been on my mind about schools during the summer break: the local school board's likely election of becoming a "charter system" and the upcoming runoff for state school superintendent. I think it is probably fine for the Clarke County School District to become a charter district, the best of … Continue reading School Reform and the State Superintendent’s Race