“We are in the business of connecting people to the knowledge and support and resources that will help them as they move through some of life’s challenges,” Hanson says.
“For every one dollar that we get in direct state subsidy, we turn that into roughly $100 in services that we sell,” Dr. Kaffenbarger says. “It’s a tremendous value not only in what we save districts, but in what we’re able to produce for schools.”
“We’re moving away from a structure that’s about adults, and moving toward a structure that’s about kids,” Dr. Palzet says. “We’re giving kids what they need to be successful in the future.”
“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery,” Waldo says this quote stuck out for him, and helped make him a passionate advocate for public schools.
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"To ignore the link [between performance and...] poverty is to beg for failure in any successful use of this testing system."
“The belief is not about me. The building is not about me. It’s about the culture of the community, the district… Begin with the end in mind.”
"I believe our biggest problem with technology actually starts in our minds. Our minds our the greatest software ever invented and we need to program it for excellence."
"Nobody has ever complained to me that we've given too much communication. [...] My belief is that you shouldn't try to hide anything or make anything appear what it is not. Whatever we are going to do we are going to send out factual information."