Resolutions for Servant Leaders

We are quickly approaching the end of another calendar year and the midpoint of another academic year. This is an appropriate time for every “servant leader” in an educational setting to reflect on the past and refocus for the future. Every educator, regardless of the number of years they have spent in the field,  should…

Our Tax Dollars (Not) At Work

Recently, accompanied by the typical, over-the-top media circus, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released its most recent school district report card data, which is supposed to inform the public about how well their schools are performing. Of course, the report cards, which have cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars, do no such thing. …

New ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Is A “Tad” Better than No Child Left Behind

Public education is a function of states, not the federal government. Each of the fifty states has one or more constitutional provisions that assign the responsibility of public education to the state. The delivery of educational programming is assigned to local political jurisdictions-school districts. Historically the federal government has played a supplemental role, such as…