One of my favorite sushi restaurants (Sake Sushi in Southeast Shreveport – say that with your mouthful) has an appetizer they call chicken maki. It’s basically a cream cheese and vegetable roll wrapped in a thin layer of chicken breast and then deep fried. Check out the Instagram pic I took above.
What if the “all or nothing” education reform leaders (or opportunists, for the most part) looked at public schools as a canvas to bring the best from both worlds together. What if you could combine the autonomy of charter and private schools with the opportunities and resources of traditional neighborhood schools. What if you could combine the best lessons from Diane Ravitch’s historical analysis of schools with the forward thinking business based reforms of the Gates and Broad proponnents.
It might be like bringing two of my favorite, and completely diverse things together.
It might be like chicken maki.