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Rename Gladstone

I 100% agree we shouldn't honour racist and other problematic folks with the naming of our schools and monuments. They belong in history books so we can learn to not repeat their errors. But it's not as simple as swooping in and renaming things.…

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Funding shortfall despite increased funding allocation — how does that work?

Funding shortfall despite increased funding allocation — how does that work?

So. We're most likely going to pass a budget this year where we have to use a sizeable chunk of accumulated surplus to cover a deficit, which kicks my money habits into high anxiety.…

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Re: Please begin In-class learning for K-5 on a part time basis

Re: Please begin In-class learning for K-5 on a part time basis

I don't reply to every email and I certainly don't write essays like this every time (I used to, and then I burnt out). Here's one I particularly enjoyed writing because I like: 1) gathering and outlining facts and 2) adding nuance to a situation that otherwise seems straightforward.…

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Caring for the 5%

Caring for the 5%

I get the values behind the criticism. Efficiency and utility are important considerations. What's also important to me, though, is equity.…

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Re: School Year anyone?

See my reply to one of the (actually not that many) emails so far about COVID-19 and education.…

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Governing with COVID-19

Many of you have asked us to close schools. (OK, like 2 of you asked me personally. Mostly it's chatter on social media, though my guess is that Board Chair got asked more.) Here is my answer: I think the…

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