I’m up at an education conference at the Yale School Of Management and what jumps out at me so far is (a) just how frighteningly big “mainstream” interest in education reform has gotten. (the opening speaker actually warned folks off of getting into education just because it’s so “sexy” right now.); (b) just how easy and appealing it is to work in education without working IN education (ie, foundation, nonprofit, private sector work, vs. district, state, federal or advocacy work -- or, god forbid, school-level work); and (c) just how much better-looking in person Paul Tough and MaryEllen McGuire are (“He’s gorgeous,” one admirer whispered to me.) More to come.
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