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The Huffington Post Features Coalition for Community Schools Director Martin Blank!

02/28/11

The Huffington post features blogger Martin Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership and Director of the Coalition for Community Schools, and his commentary on the President’s State of the Union remarks on education.

With education topping his agenda, President Obama sent a powerful message during last month's State of the Union address: No school is an island. "Education," Obama said, "begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities."
"We know what's possible for our children," he continued, "when reform isn't just a top-down mandate, but the work of local teachers and principals, school boards and communities."
As someone who's fought for community-based schools for more than two decades, I couldn't agree more.
The President's words were a great start, but there is more to the message. Had he devoted more of his speech to education, here's what the President might have said:

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The Huffington Post Features Coalition for Community Schools Director Martin Blank!
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