(Not Silent) Retreat
It's a good thing I have my voice back because I spent the entire day yesterday talking.
And listening. And looking, clearly, at groovy graphics.
One of the things I do but rarely mention the blog is sit on the board of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. I believe, strongly, that without quality public education we cannot have a democracy.
Let me rephrase that- we do not have a democracy because we do not have consistent quality public education.
I was asked why I never write about it in the blog by some of the other board members. I guess it's because I didn't earn the position by being a stellar educator or a high level policy crafter, but because I knew the right people.
And I was a good friend.
After eight years, though, I am now someone who knows about pushing policy, creating change in educational funding streams and have enjoyed every minute of learning how along the way.
I will mention I was the ONLY one happy in the room yesterday as the sole Clinton supporter. When the gloom set across the table, I slowly raised my hand and said, Uh... I'm not sad.
I did not do a happy dance.
Well, I did in my head.
Yes, that is suppose to be my last name, I just have never gone through all the paperwork to have it changed. Note to self- get it done already.
Today is day two... which cannot start until I go out and hunt down a starbucks and get some real coffee.
What is it about the inability of a conference center/inn to not be able to make a decent cup of coffee?
And start another day of plotting to have New York and Massachusetts- and eventually the whole country- have quality public education for all.