Thinking Out Loud about Martin Luther King

Today I attended the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Program at the Cleveland Public Library branch that bears Dr. King’s name. It was a fine program, with excellent musical performances, a fine performance by the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, and a thoughtful keynote speech by Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin, Pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. It provided me an opportunity to reflect a bit about the legacy Dr. King left for all Americans, and that legacy’s influence on education. Continue reading Thinking Out Loud about Martin Luther King

Back to Work

I hope that you and yours have enjoyed these last couple of weeks. Whatever your religious persuasion–or lack of it–the holiday season is always a special time of year. The end of the holidays also means that I’m resuming the conversations I’ve been having with my supporters.

This week, I’ll answer one of those questions that I get from the people I meet with. Phrased in different ways, that question amounts to: “Just what does the State Board of Education do?”

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