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David Britten
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Retired U.S. Army officer and current Superintendent of Schools in West Michigan area.
Retired U.S. Army officer and current Superintendent of Schools in West Michigan area.

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With both hands tied behind our backs: How the state contributes to the failure of public education
They want Michigan to be a top 10 state in 10 years, but what they want and what they do are out of sync. What follows is just some of the insanity behind our governor and state legislators' efforts over time to weaken and destroy public education. I have t...

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When are we going to get to the WHY, the HOW and the WHAT of public school debate?
In all of the Congressional ballyhoo over the Betsy DeVos nomination for Education Secretary, when mentioning "failing public schools" no one brought up WHY? nor did they approach the topics of HOW we change that and WHAT is needed to ensure equity of resou...

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Recalling wisdom from an earlier time
I consider myself fortunate to have had a very interesting math professor while working on my undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University (Colleges back then) in the '70s. My wife, although not a math major, also had him for a math survey course. ...

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Michigan children may lose more schools
The  Michigan Association of School Administrators  issued the following statement in response to the list of 38 schools being considered for closure that was distributed today by the School Reform Office. From  Chris Wigent , executive director of the Mich...

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Why I cannot support the Education Secretary nominee
As a public school district superintendent, I cannot in good conscious support the nomination of Mrs. Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. After hearing her responses to the Senate HELP Committee this week combined with my reading of dozens of articles a...

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"In announcing his intention to nominate Ms. DeVos, Mr. Trump described her as “a brilliant and passionate education advocate.” Even critics characterized her as a dedicated, if misguided, activist for school reform. But that description understates both the breadth of Ms. DeVos’s political interests and the influence she wields as part of her powerful family. More than anyone else who has joined the incoming Trump administration, she represents the combination of wealth, free-market ideology and political hardball associated with a better-known family of billionaires: Charles and David Koch."

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3 TED or TEDx talks that could radically change K-12 education (but only if we want them to)
No need for an introduction or explanation of each. If we truly want to bring our K-12 education system into the 21st century (finally), we can start here.

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Speaks for itself.

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We often have no idea what kids are going through!
Just this week I found this in three of our little ones:   I learned of the pain of a child who's father "had to run far away and never come back because the guys that killed his friend are gonna kill my daddy if they ever see him and now I have to get a ne...
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