Today, in Harlem.
They Got The Goat Drunk For Him
I appreciate you making a Texan feel right at home here in Harlem.
This Week, Next Week… Whatever
Interestingly enough, this week is called National Charter School Week — I mean, next week is called National Charter School Week, so a good way to herald National Charter School Week is come to a charter school, particularly one that’s working.
Jeebus – “Dr. Kenny?”
Mateo Myers introduces Dr. Kenny and introduces me. Mateo Myers.
A Rose By Any Other Name
So I said to a lot of the kids here at this school, how many of you want to go to college? They all rose — raised their hand.
The Possibilities of Achieving
In other words, this school believes in high expectations and putting in a child’s mind the possibilities of achieving a dream.
Herald That Which Is Working!
See, I love it when somebody heralds that which is working and takes on that which is not working. I like a man who says, the status quo is unacceptable when it’s unacceptable, and is willing to do hard work all aimed at making sure every child gets a good education.
Plow Back Into A Community
Ed Lewis is a successful businessman who, instead of taking his successes and disappearing, has taken his successes and used that which enabled him to be successful to plow back into a community.
The Schools Systems Isn’t Working
Well, if you want to contribute, work on school excellence. I can’t think of a better way to contribute to the future of the United States than to promote alternatives if the school systems in your community aren’t — isn’t working.
What The People Of Harlem Have Got
You know, the people in Harlem have got a fantastic Congressman in Charles Rangel.
The Virginia Tech
Schools should be places of safety. They should be a sanctuary of learning. And when that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt all across the country. It’s felt in every classroom. And I know — I know you’ve worried about such violence here, as a result of the Virginia Tech.
I like to be able to sit with parents and say, I have chose school for my child — chosen the school for my child — I could use a little extra help.
There Is A Lot Of Information Flows
There’s a lot of information flows that take place between the parent and the child, and the child and the teacher.
In Other Other Words
In other words, something has changed here at this school. In other words, there is progress being made because the parent had an option to choose something different when the other school wasn’t working.
Tailoring The Needs
The data from this school that you — as a result of measurement helps teachers tailor their lesson plans to the specific needs of the child. Isn’t that interesting? The education system tailoring the needs to fit the — tailor the curriculum to fit the needs of the child?
One or Three?
I believe strongly that we ought to bring the same standards to high school that we’ve had in elementary — one through eight, or three through eight. That’s what I believe.
The Capacity of Competing
Why would you encourage math and science professionals? Because if you’ve got the capability of competing globally in math and science, you’re going to be getting a good job, is why.