Okay, those of you who know me, know that I am a baseball fan. More explicitly, a Cubs fan. And, if you follow baseball at all, you know the Cubs have new leadership. You know that Theo Epstein came from the Boston Red Sox to change the Cubs culture; to end the 102 year losing streak.
I was watching an interview with Tom Ricketts, owner of the Cubs, talking about the change in leadership. He said something, that caught my ear. He said, "these guys are on a mission."
Well, it seems to me that there are some parallels here between baseball and public education. It has been at least 102 years that the basic structure of how public education is delivered has been in place. So, my question to school board members is this: Are you on a mission? Are you focused on creating a culture that brings about the kinds of changes we need to meet the needs of today's students?