I interviewed for a seat, but I am not on this list. I was told “The Governor has decided to go in a different direction.” That makes me ponder… what direction was I?
I fancy myself an expert on the State of California educational policy making (you know… dissertation, research, participation on COA). I wanted to serve on the Commission, but from what I can tell from short bios, the new appointments are quality educators and I look forward to watching their actions on the Commission.
One appointment I am thrilled with is Linda Darling-Hammond. She will serve on the CTC (pending Senate approval) and she is a true educator advocate. Her policy knowledge, philosophy and body of work will help to inform teacher preparation and oversight. Read current commentary by Darling-Hammond: The mess we are in…
There are many opportunities for teachers to be involved in policy making. I hope teachers will accept leadership roles and their school administrators will support them. There is important work to do and we need to be involved.
Get to work.