The semester is at the half way point. Which is great because mid-terms are over, but also bittersweet as graduation is just around the corner. But, I have some exciting ideas about what post-graduate life will hold … more on that later.
The end of the semester also will mark the end of my internship at 225 magazine, which has been a great opportunity. My most recent clip in the March issue is a Q&A with John White, the new State Superintendent of Schools. The piece may be short, but was an important learning experience.
The quote below is a snippet of the interview:
What is the one greatest detriment to learning that young students in our state’s failing schools are facing?
Low expectations. Too often our society’s expectation of low-income kids is not high enough. If you don’t have high expectations, nothing you try will work.