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Dr. John B. King: Importance of Second Chances

From dropping out of high school in NYC, to teaching at them in Puerto Rico, to serving as U.S. Secretary of Education in 2016, Dr. John B. King speaks from a wealth of experiences and service… It’s from all of these experiences that he learned the value of second chances, student & educator support, self-care, and national leadership on the issues facing educational success. Dr. King continues the fight as CEO of The Education Trust, where he advocates for excellence and equity for all students.

Words of Wisdom: "The difference between me and someone who is sitting in prison today... is luck. I happened to have a set of people who gave me those supports, and if I hadn't, I wouldn't be here."

Recommended ResourceLeadership without Easy Answers by Ronald A. Heifetz

Recommended Film: Stand and Deliver - a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of a high school mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante.

 

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LEE Members in Action: Natasha Escobar from Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE)

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