New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Solving The School Budget Crisis

Interesting New York Times article regarding private entities supplying much needed funds to public schools.  This story and the school conduct described therein raises questions about the presence of discrimination based on socioeconomic status and what it means for a child to be entitled to a free and appropriate public education:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/opinion/when-schools-depend-on-handouts.html?_r=2&scp=7&sq=public%20school&st=cse