In a column on how Seattle schools can improve, Matt Rosenberg suggests setting high standards and admitting mistakes instead of blaming “institutional racism.” He urges Seattle school board members to read my book, Our School, about a San Jose charter school that’s preparing mostly Mexican-American students for four-year colleges.
Importantly, DCP teachers and administrators confronted their own missteps openly and forcefully, something today’s entrenched Seattle educrats eschew.
I’m leaving for Seattle today. Tomorrow at 11:30, I’ll be speaking at the University of Washington’s Parrington Hall (third floor Commons) as a guest of the Center for Reinventing Education. Tomorrow night, Matt is hosting a bloggers’ dinner.