Upon retirement you placed a phone call. Who was that first phone call to, and what transpired after that?
Back when you lived in Virginia, you were involved with one of the labs built at Thomas Jefferson High School, which today is the top ranking public high school in the country. Share with us what that school did that was unique.
What do you envision as the path forward to truly transforming K-12 education within the United States?
Right now, school choice is expanding and gaining traction in many states throughout our nation. What are your thoughts on school choice – both inside the public system and outside the system?
In your book, Every School: One Citizen’s Guide to Transforming Education, you talk about the mission of the school being largely missing from the conversation. Can you expand upon that?
In your book, Every School: One Citizen’s Guide to Transforming Education, you outline a game plan for transforming K-12 education at the state level. What does that game plan include?
A few years ago Don Nielsen traveled to Singapore to see how they train and select teachers. He tells us how Singapore differs from the United States.