The week ahead

Arne Duncan is delivering a “major policy address” in a couple of days. I went back and forth about going. On the one hand, it’s interesting to hear policy leaders up close and personal. On the other, it’s a sure bet I’ll be unhappy with what he says.

I know listening to many points of view is a sign of being a mature and responsible adult. Too bad there’s not more advice around on how a mature and responsible adult reconciles the measured tone and logical words of policy– it sounds so good– with the look in a kid’s eyes when she says, matter-of-factly, “I’m a two.”

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