The Hope Street Group blog is written by our board, stakeholders and staff and covers a wide range of topics related to economic vitality and widespread prosperity for all Americans.
Let me start with a very simple statement: we overcomplicate K-12 education. We build bureaucracies, systems, technology, rewards, consequences, for-profits, nonprofits, etc.Read More
I teach 8th grade and I am 24. When I started in the classroom two years ago, I was not even a decade older than my students. Responses to new, young teachers can be mildly amusing, like when field trip docents ask where the teacher is when I am standing four feet away from them.Read More
Elana’s mom drives past four different schools to get to ours. “It’s a lot of driving,” she says, “but Elana has a home here.” It has not been an easy journey.Read More
I am cold. Someone is speaking in the front of the room. The PowerPoint presentation lights up the dimmed room like a nightlight in a darkened hallway. I wonder why hotel ballrooms are always so arctically cold.Read More
“Come on, Chef Poole, you know I can’t afford to go to college.”Read More