Beyond the Classroom

This past weekend I joined a couple of dozen colleagues from around the state for a two-day training for parliamentarians. Fun, actually–you know, parliamentary jokes and all.

Like most presidents of labor and civic groups, I found familiarity with parliamentary procedure to be essential. (And yes, I think it will be useful on the State Board of Education.) By the time I needed it as a union leader, I had already learned some of it in high school: not in a class, but in a club. And so this weekend’s course got me thinking (again) about the importance of extracurricular activities. Continue reading Beyond the Classroom