On being brave and bold

In her last blog entry of the school year, former National Teacher of the Year Betsy Rogers reflects on what it means to be “brave and bold” — for teachers and for students in high-poverty schools where they are written off by some decision makers.

Rogers’ blog, Brighton’s Hope, is a chronicle of her experiences as a school improvement leader in one of Alabama’s most challenged — and overlooked — public schools. Brighton –a 99 percent minority, 99 percent free-lunch school — is located in the Jefferson County (AL) Public Schools system.