2. Better standards can contribute to better learning --if they are translated into better teaching.
3. Smaller classes can allow better learning --if they allow better forms of teaching.
4. Funding can support better learning --if the dollars enable better teaching.
5. Changing pay and pensions and job security rules might promote better learning --but only if those incentive structures turn out to be effective in promoting better teaching.
6. Kentucky education is a huge system involving a vast array of ideas and arguments and dollars and cents and buildings and software and hope and dreams, and the whole giant swirl is only important for a single reason: because the lives of our children are being changed by the work of our teachers.
--Posted by Susan Perkins Weston