I am grateful to a reader for alerting me to the work of Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder, who is the superintendent of schools in Voorheesville, New York.
She is a hero of public education.
What makes her a hero? She speaks out clearly and fearlessly about children and education. She explains the work of the schools to parents and the community. She is patient and clear, not bombastic or defensive. She is wise and she shares her wisdom.
By telling the truth about teaching and learning and child development, she is a rebuke to the zany, unproven schemes of the “reform” movement.
These days, telling the truth is powerful.