My name is Michael Parker West. I'm an educator, a school leader, and I'm endlessly interested in the history of place and context of our public schools. I also believe that if more of us knew how we got to where we are today (in education and elsewhere) we'd be better positioned to make more informed decisions in our policymaking.
I believe we have a fundamental problem with truth-telling in America.
That's why we say "The Way Out is Back Through"; because I believe that the way forward is first to confront where we've been, and to be honest about it.
Doing that better is the entire premise of this podcast. I'm so grateful that you're on this journey with me.