Good morning–headed from chilly Philly to sunny St. Augustine, after a great dinner meeting with Philadelphia school superintendent Dr. Lee Nunery and former Chicago schools chief Ron Huberman. It is interesting and quite appalling to learn how so many educators are working hard to fix structural deficits (as Nunery currently faces and Huberman faced previously in Chicago) and how the media, the pundits, and certainly other factions butcher the facts to serve other agendas. In some media markets, instead of helping solve very problems threatening our students, many use the problems to sell newspapers and garner support for competing interests. These types of distraction, often masked as journalism, makes the efforts of many educators harder in their efforts to improve school district performance and fiscal management.
On to better news. Enjoy this video (compliments of Intel) where students effectively cause us to think about the future by revisiting the past.
Have a great weekend.