It is because of business and industry that we have a system of public education. While the founding fathers wrote and spoke about the importance of a public education system to ensure a lasting and stable democratic republic, widely available public education did not become a reality until business and industry leaders demanded a workforce […]Read More The Business/Education Connection
“The ties that bind us are stronger than the occasional stresses that separate us.” – General Colin Powell. Last week, I was the speaker at the regular meeting of the Jeffco Republican Men’s Club. Thanks to organizer Fred Holden for helping coordinate my attendance and the warm welcome I received at the meeting. Rather than […]Read More “The ties that bind us…”
Earlier this week, Board President Ron Mitchell and I had the chance to hear from recent Jeffco graduates. I can’t tell you enough how impressed I was with this group of young men and women. Poised, smart, funny, witty, and holding onto big dreams – I was inspired after spending some time with them. One […]Read More Lessons from Recent Jeffco Graduates
Thanks to all those who posted their ideas about what an ideal graduate might look like. As promised, I’m providing my profile and thinking here as well. My profile of an ideal graduate considers what I think our students will need to be equipped to survive and thrive in a lightning fast-paced, increasingly automated, and global […]Read More My Profile of an Ideal Graduate (and the next question)…
It’s sometimes helpful to “begin with the end in mind,” and then work backwards to design a system which creates that outcome. For many of our students, the formal connection they have with our schools culminates with graduation. So, we should be asking if we have adequately prepared our students for life at the point […]Read More Profile of an Ideal Jeffco Graduate?