Tag: Kay Fields

The failed Bartow mindset and the illusion of meetings

Late Tuesday afternoon, I was driving to Lake Wales for a Chamber of Commerce gathering when I got a call from a desperate Lakeland mother. I met her a few weeks back at a Valencia neighborhood function at the Larry Jackson Library in northwest Lakeland. At the time, I gave everybody there my card. I urged them to call me…

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Bartow Horror Story: the catastrophic failure of Polk’s testing and student data system

Nothing illustrates the comprehensive rot at the Polk School district administrative and leadership level (talking about the Bartow office, not principals at schools) as powerfully as the failure of the Local Instructional Information System (LIIS) project in the last two years.

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