Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.
– Stephen Covey
The conversation about how to improve our schools is loud.
I’m working to understand where I agree and disagree with some of the most privileged voices in that conversation.
In December, former D.C. Schools Chief Michelle Rhee wrote a piece for Newsweek explaining what she learned in her time in the job.
Rather than take a quote out of context or write a rebuttal, I decided to try to build my understanding the same way I work to build my understanding of the ideas my students present. The end result is here.