Here’s my latest at The Collaborateurs, where I discuss my reason for joining #HerePastJune, a United For Public Schools project:
… we actually need to reconsider how we look at time in school. According to many reports (including some that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan quotes), the United States already has the highest teacher-to-student time in minutes in the entire world. Where high-performing countries beat us (I won’t use that one country, but yes …) is in the way they use time. Give professional educators the time and resources to a) be themselves and b) work on the actual school year makes a lot of sense. During the school year, we make adjustments and gain new information, but the summer is really where good plans come together.