As a minister, I wanted to inspire others in the same way that many clergy and lay people had inspired me.
If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.
The assumption is that if students are passing tests then they must be learning. That's a very dangerous assumption.
In the midst of the worst recession in our lifetime, some CEOs from hedge funds now want a shot at doing for schools what they did for the economy and jobs.