The moment we're faced with deciding whether to take a lump sum often happens at the moment of retirement, which also means it's the moment our paycheck is turning off. Similar to a light switch turning off.
At the moment of retirement, our paycheck stops like a light switching off. (Click!) For many, Social Security checks are significantly lighter than a regular paycheck, and yet, most of us still do next to nothing to adjust to this new reality.
Bucket lists do not just have to be the subject of movies. Write one. Make it ambitious. Start checking it off. Climb that mountain. Visit the seven wonders. Take those dance lessons. Buy that weekend car you always dreamed of driving
Large urban districts face huge challenges in terms of funding, urban pathologies, and the indifference of people who do not live in them. However, there is a structural problem that inhibits their progress, I believe.
As the reform movement continues to swell across the country more eyes will be on the principal, as well as other district leaders, and their ability to ensure student learning and increase achievement.
Many would probably tell you that a respected and effective principal is one who looks at the reality of their school site and doesn't automatically blame the staff for the many ills that may plague it.
Education seems to exist in a universe outside of traditional nonprofit and private sectors. As a result, we see people with passion, but without the business savvy to build super efficient environments.