A new family moves into the White House… a new administration takes its place in Washington…and the Silver Giving Foundation launches its long-overdue, new website.
What do you think? Could it get any more exciting?!
All of my conversations this week are turning to hope, inspiration, challenge, Sasha and Malia’s cute pink and blue J Crew coats…and a lot of work ahead.
Since we live and breathe all things education here at Silver Giving, I’ve watched the events of the week in DC through the lens of what’s next for our public schools. It’s a fascinating moment in time: even though Congress’ proposed stimulus package could infuse more than $100 billion into the public schools, we face massive challenges in education that will certainly not be solved through this one time infusion of funds.
As new leaders in education take their places, can we take this opportunity not to think small, but to think big? Will we continue to simply put out the fires in front of our faces, or can we take this crisis as an opportunity to work together to build bold plans for reforming and investing in our public schools?
At the state level, business leaders seem to be softening their stance on wholesale opposition to tax increases, and the time just might finally be ripe for comprehensive thinking to replace our continuous tinkering at the margins.
There’s so much more, so stay tuned to this blog for more thoughts on the federal, Californian, and San Francisco education scenes. We’ll keep noodling on these thoughts here at Silver Giving, and would love to hear yours.
Click here to revisit one of my favorite (not education related) moments of the inauguration: