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Breaking Up (With Ed Reform) Is Hard To Do

January 17, 2014

Teacher/blogger Ellie Herman turns her attention to our own Lisa Alva Wood, following up from Lisa’s most recent blog post here at InterACT.

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  1. January 17, 2014 8:52 am

    David, thanks so much for the re-blog! I’m so impressed by Lisa and her willingness to speak honestly about her concerns. It’s so easy to get polarized, especially if you’re looking for popular support. Striking an independent path, as she does, is scary–and necessary.

    • David B. Cohen permalink*
      January 17, 2014 10:51 am

      I’m glad you picked up on her story, Ellie. I’ll let you in on a little (no longer) secret about Lisa: every private conversation I’ve ever had with her has been marked by the exact same qualities you see up front: a steadfast commitment to her students, community, and profession. Her involvement in groups and associations that largely see themselves in opposition is either mystifying or refreshing depending on your point of view, but I have no doubt that it only works because there’s never any mystery about where Lisa stands and what motivates her.

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