Can we say we are the Home of the Brave anymore when we teach our kids to cower in a classroom as part of a drill? Seriously, that is what the schools are teaching our kids. To sit down, hide, and be afraid.
After taking note of the fact that there are no overweight children in my son's class, including those who receive government, aid I realized that serving a very limited selection of simple food isn't such a bad idea after all.
When my group of park friends set about fixing Nettelhorst, our neighborhood's underutilized and underperforming local school, the infrastructure team had a clear mandate: conjure up some chemistry on a budget of nothing. And fast.
I had the privilege of accepting the prestigious McNulty Prize, awarded by the Aspen Institute and the McNulty Foundation. This prize means big things to Rocketship Education, and I'm proud and excited by the opportunities it confers.
Good schools aren't forced to treat children as standardized objects. They don't expect all teachers to practice in exactly the same way. Human beings are not widgets, and this will never be a successful process.