A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Superintendents

This past week, I had an opportunity to meet with some of the superintendents who are helping to lead the statewide initiative to provide Ohio’s citizens with a stronger voice in shaping education policy in the Buckeye state.  As in any effort that is this ambitious, the challenges can sometimes appear to be a bit overwhelming.  In discussing some of these challenges, I recalled one of my favorite quotes from the highly acclaimed anthropologist Margaret Mead who stated:  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Throughout my career of trying to help educational leaders pass tax issues and meet other difficult challenges, I’ve observed how small groups of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world education in their own school districts. Today, I’m observing how a growing number of thoughtful, committed superintendents are changing the world of education throughout Ohio.

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