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What school boards need is clarity on direction.

As strange as it sounds, school boards are destined by their design to be dysfunctional.  It takes hard work to create a board that doesn't operate in chaos.  Why is this so?  Why did Mark Twain write that first God made fools for practice and then he made schools boards? School boards represent the community [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Put your plan into ACTION.

It is one thing to want to improve student achievement; it is another to actually turn your wishes into action.  Reform policies directed at improving student achievement should be based on a theory of action. All successful businesses have a theory of action that they believe will lead to their success.  For example, Disney’s theory [...]

By | April 25th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Is your school board struggling?

Just think about it.  Every time a new superintendent joins a school district, things change.  It is out with the old and in with the new.  That works well with redecorating but causes havoc in large organizations like school districts. Most new superintendents want to make a dramatic mark.  This leads to new curriculum approaches, [...]

By | August 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Start making a difference at your very first board meeting.

I ran for the Houston ISD (200,000+ students) school board to make a difference.  Little did I know that it would take me over eight years to figure out how to do that.  At my first meeting, the senior members of the board slammed through a slate of officers.  I was so naive that I [...]

By | August 17th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments