What Are the Best Moves Your Schools Ever Made?
I am suggesting we take a short break from our usual (but always useful) wallowing in what is wrong with our schools and their leaders, and briefly accentuate the positive. In my Monday column (just below this item on the blog) I pick the eight best moves I have ever seen Virginia educators make. Two were by governors, but the rest were by wise and hard-working local educators, like Alexandria reviving Maury Elementary or Fairfax opening honors and college-level courses to all.
It occurred to me that celebrating such wise policies might be an exercise others would enjoy when the editor of my piece, school-savvy Lenny Bernstein, sent me unsolicited his own pick---California Gov. Pete Wilson's bonuses for schools that kept class size at no more than 20 kids.
We got time today. It is a holiday for a lot of people (though not us at the Post.) As Columbus discovered a new world, we can share with each other smart moves made by educators who affected our lives, and those of our kids. Tell me what you know as comments to this post. If we get enough I might do something more with it, maybe have a vote on best school-improving move of all time.
| October 12, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
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