Former superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
2001 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year
Having all students gain access to the highest quality, rigorous education is necessary but not sufficient. Not only do ALL students have the fundamental civil right to have access to the best; they also have the same basic right to acquiring the same degree of proficiency in school as the highest achieving student population. I am committed with every fiber and ability of my leadership to this twin civil right for all students. Getting "in" is as important as getting "it."