Why Every Educator Needs to Run a Marathon

I am a marathoner. I just earned that title after running the Chicago Marathon last month. What was my time? I finished. Anyone who seeks to understand American public education needs to run at least one marathon. Yes, pounding the payment for 26.2 miles is painful,...

We Need More Ed Policymakers like Fred Rogers

I was probably about 4 or 5 when it happened. It is my earliest memory of getting angry and punching somebody. I was sitting in my living room, minding my own business, watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on our black and white box TV with the...