What can education leaders and teachers take away from your book?
The Common Core State Standards are only going to work if principals give teachers time and space to collaborate and brainstorm about how to make them work. They need a boss who trusts them. Experiment with technology, work on individualized learning and customized learning. But it's one tool. Make sure it's worth the cost. It's easy to get dispirited in the U.S. debate over education. But when you see how much change is happening around the world, you realize that things don't have to stay the same. There's hope.
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