Education is one of the most important functions of our state government, and yet State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continues to treat educational policy like it is her own political soapbox. Even Democrats are expressing their outrage at her behavior and tactics.
I see a disparity in the condition of the Interstate 469 bypass from the north/northeast section in comparison to the south/southwest section.
 The debate over Common Core in relation to teaching and learning effectiveness has presented a major distraction for teachers and building leaders. It might be prudent to reflect about what we know works and what has served American children so fundamentally well for more than two centuries.

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