Thursday, March 10, 2011


03.10.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

After a cloudy, rainy and stormy day, the sun tried to peek out near dusk. You can sense the intensity of the ball of fire, but the struggle to beat out the thick dark clouds is also evident. Given that it occurred at the end of the day, there really was no 'winner' since night fell...

The divisive nature of educational reform politics is reminiscent of this scene. Since there appears to be little honest conversation and communication between (and even sometimes, amongst) the opposing sides, I fear the proverbial 'night' will fall and none of us will win. What happened to the recognition and expectation of collaboration and cooperation? the value of multiple viewpoints? the spirit of moving forward in problem-solving? I hope to regain faith in this process...looking for night to start anew with daylight. Golden Gate Pkwy & US 41 E, Naples, FL


  1. What happened to respect for teaching as a profession? What happened to listening to the professionals?