Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.  – Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.  – Steve Jobs

 

Do you make excellence an expectation?  Do you hold yourself to a standard of excellence?  Do you hold others to the same standard?

 

In public education we work with children – other people’s children.  In public education we are entrusted with shaping, with molding, the next generation of American leaders.  Our education system is the key – the single most important factor – in creating the future.  How do we not expect excellence?

 

It is required that each of us become a yardstick of quality.  We can’t accepted mediocre or marginal performances in our schools.  Would you permit mediocre for your child?  Can you put your head on the pillow at night without expecting excellence in our classrooms?  In our schools?

 

It starts with you . . . it starts with me . . . it begins in our 20 square feet.  We must all work to create the culture where excellence is expected.

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