Sunday, April 03, 2016

Blog On a Bit of a Hiatus

I will be unable to be updating the blog on a daily basis for a short period of time.  Fear not, there will be the Tuesday and Friday Open Threads (and Charlie may have something to say along the way.)

I have to confess I've been a bit confused by the reaction on the pro-charter side.  They seem happy to have won but also slightly miffed that the Governor didn't sign the bill.  They also seem to be on a game plan to try to discredit anyone who disagrees with them.

Now that's a odd thing because we all have differing opinions about what public education could/should/does look like and just as many ideas about how to move the needle. I am baffled at the notion that any one idea should get more traction (especially without heavy supporting evidence) than others (like fully funding schools or more wrap-around services.)

Who is to say what idea or direction is the best?  I'm not saying it's me but I'm also going to go out on a limb and say not Bill Gates, either.

An open and spirited discussion about all options, pros/cons, etc. is what is needed.

I'll leave you with this thought from Eleanor Roosevelt to consider:
Great minds discuss ideas

Average minds discuss events

Small minds discuss people.
I'll be back soon.