It is such a privilege to be a part of the WASC. For the past 7 years I have spent a week of my summer learning, working, and growing with student leaders from around the state of WI (and a few from as far as Spain). I can honestly say I am the person I... Continue Reading →
A copy of the email I sent to Senator Ron Johnson regarding Betsy DeVos. Should the vote go to the Senate floor it will take bipartisan support to defeat the nomination. I'm proud to have so many friends sharing their activism and encouraging others to do the same through social media. Keep showing up; we've got... Continue Reading →
I’ve always been skeptical of rallies and protests but I am so thankful that I took part in today's Women's March on Chicago. Here's how it went:
"They say that time changes things. But in reality, you have to change them yourself." ~Andy Warhol
Life lately has been a roller coaster of emotions. I’ve had some on-top-of-the-world amazing days and some days where I don’t want to get out of bed all day. As I work through my thoughts and emotions I have taken time to reflect on where I stand as an individual in the world as it... Continue Reading →
A strong model of shared governance means a commitment to decentralized decision making, open discussions, and appropriate timelines of action. Developing and integrating the model takes time and devotion to the cause. It takes work by all stakeholder groups involved. And finding the right balance of power among stakeholders at a constantly changing organization,... Continue Reading →
To me, "reform" has become a somewhat dirty word. When I wrote the words "education reform" in the title of my first blog it felt like stepping into a world that is fighting against my ideals. This is because the privatization of public schools has been the hidden agenda of the reform movement and now,... Continue Reading →
The U.S. Public Education system is complex and needs improvement. This post examines starting points for reform.