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Tracy Rosen

Sounds wonderful. It sounds like the visioning meetings have a real impact on the participants.

Too bad they are the only ones it may impact.
For true change to happen we cannot continue to reserve such transformative sessions to a select few and expect everyone else to change based on the cole's notes of the process.

Greg Farr

Tracy,
The document they produced is far more than just a summary of notes from their meetings. If we do our job and help spread the ideas contained in their working document, the impact of their work will be far-reaching and revolutionary in its impact.

This group was not a "select few", but rather a collective representation of the top tier educational leaders in Texas. The comparison to the framers of the constitution is highly appropriate and purposeful. Remember your history. The process was broad in scope, narrowed by individual representation of each colony, and ultimately written by one man - Thomas Jefferson. But it took acceptance by the whole congress and ultimate implementation by citizens in the street to become effective.

I would argue that this document was not written for the benefit and intellectual exercise of a small select group. It was written for every child within the current and future educational system's sphere of influence.

Tracy Rosen

Though it may not have been a select few, they were from the 'top tier'. It sounds like a traditional reform initiative - coming from the top and handed out to those in the front lines to hopefully follow.

You wrote: If we do our job and help spread the ideas contained in their working document, the impact of their work will be far-reaching and revolutionary in its impact.

Imagine if, instead of after-the-fact, we were complicit in the visioning process. How powerfully those ideas would be spread. It would not be a matter of 'doing our job' but of living our calling.

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