Leadership of change

Leadership of change

What I think James has, that others democratic candidates do not, is the ability to lead the change process involved in getting all sides to see the necessity, the advantages and the opportunity for professional development that is meaningful, in the science of reading. This isn’t solely about programs and curriculum, it’s a shift towards adopting new scientific information around reading instruction and it will involve a lot of players on many levels. I believe James has been the only Democratic candidate thus far that has shown the ability to lead this change and truly understand what the science of reading is. And he’s demonstrated the ability to lead this change by sitting back and listening, then educating himself on the research and realizing that our great teachers are going to be the most important piece and this isn’t an attack on them at all, it’s about helping them to increase literacy proficiency for all children. Making our children college and career ready.