John Kuhn, superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Independent School District in Texas, is a hero superintendent. He has been a voice of reason and at the same time an exemplar of passion and courage since he burst onto the national stage a year ago at the national Save Our Schools rally in Washington, D.C.
That is when many people discovered this fearless advocate for education and children.
He has said loud and clear that schools must serve the neediest children and raise them up, not avoid them for fear of dragging down the school’s ranking and scores.
He has taken to the national arena to oppose high-stakes testing.
He has encouraged those who want to boycott testing.
If every superintendent were as outspoken as John Kuhn, we could take this nation back from the privatizers and restore our ideals and mission.