The days of "do as I say, not as I do" should be behind you if you want your child to be an excellent student. Kids love to model everything they see adults doing- --whether it's movement, phrases, eating or habits. It's important for your child to see you on a quest for learning as well if you want them to journey to greatness academically.
Startups in 2016 have an immense opportunity and calling for disruption. There has been quite a bit of talk about disruption in economies such as the sharing economy, delivery, and even wearable's. But, there are still so many industries that are still untouched, and can be impacted on a large scale.
This new law can create positive change. States will now take the lead on accountability, interventions and teacher evaluation systems. While some states will mess up, we hope most will learn from the failures of NCLB and give teachers and schools the latitude and support to deeply engage students and to focus on the whole child.
These failings hurt the charter school operators who are trying to operate aboveboard with students' best interests in mind. And rampant charter expansion undermines traditional public schools. A proposal to "charterize" half of the public schools in Los Angeles would not just disrupt the public school system, it would destroy it.
When it comes to recruiting teachers, the odds are in the favor of schools that can pay them. The system forces districts to compete against each other. Naturally, the stronger districts will continue to win. And even worse, this competition will continue to put our children's lives at stake. Sound familiar?
Throughout its existence, Baltimore has been a city divided by race. As a major port city, Baltimore once was a major center for slave trade. After slavery ended, Baltimore, like many cities south of the Mason-Dixon line, segregated itself. And today, despite decades of effort from civil rights activists, Baltimore remains a city divided.