As an organization at the forefront of a movement to educate children and strengthen communities, we discussed the founding, evolution, challenges, and opportunities since Citizen School's inception in 1995.
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.
What should a good education include? Interim schools CEO Mazany lays out a vision of high-quality learning that made no mention of high test scores, but does include teaching students to be critical thinkers.
Students look to us -- parents, teachers, other adults in their lives -- for structure. They want to be told what to do, much as they may complain about it. But does that justify authoritarian schools?