December 2013    
Sam Chaltain: Democracy. Learning. Voice.
Friends, allies, children of the winter harvest:

Since his surprising victory last month, New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has sparked curiosity around the country as to whether his education policies will be the sort that make a progressive like John Dewey proud.

Speculation abounds as to whom he might choose to become the next schools chancellor of NYC -- and recently, I spent a day with one of the leading contenders, Josh Starr, as part of a new web series for Learning Matters called "Follow the Leader."

I did everything he did -- from 5:30am workouts to three-hour budget meetings. Along the way, I learned a lot about what it's like to be an urban superintendent, and got a preview of the type of leadership he might bring to the top job in New York City.

Interested? Click here to see for yourself.

Happy Holidays!




Sam Chaltain

Democracy. Learning. Voice.  

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