Response to Our Survey for Educators

Thank you to the more than 1,000 people who have already submitted our survey on the state of American education today. We especially appreciate the many insightful and interesting comments respondents submitted with the survey, and we wanted to share some of them with you here. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, there is still […]

Kindness to the Rescue

  As darkness descended upon us, we made a last-minute decision on the Fourth to take in the Sounds of Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza. So we threw our chairs into the back of the truck and headed down the road to the celebration. We parked and walked a few blocks to a prime spot on a hill […]

COMMENTARY: Making Lives

A few years ago I came across a video by a very dynamic speaker, a former middle school teacher named Taylor Mali. He is now what’s called a performance poet — someone who delivers poetry as singers deliver songs. The poem that caught my attention was “What Do I Make?” an articulate and aggressive response to a critic […]