Silence Isn’t Golden

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“Change starts with voices.” — Tony Reali Over the weekend, a long-time friend from my school days launched a blog, and left her comfort zone in the process. An occasion like this is a good reminder of the benefits and hurdles to being an open book. We all have our own insecurities and fears, issues and hangups. Despite this fact, …

The One Question Nobody Is Asking About Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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There have been few developments since the election of President Donald Trump that have generated as much heat as his nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education … and that’s saying something. Measured reactions about DeVos have been rare, as both Left and Right have cast her ascension to the top job at the Department of Education in the …

Swimming in the Deep End

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Recently, a friend of mine made a pretty significant career move, leaving a place known well for a long time for a new, completely different work environment. During a conversation, I asked how the transition was going, having walked that particular road myself. The response was what you might expect from an experienced professional in a brand new place: It’s …