Choosing Neighborhoods, Choosing Schools

Should any child’s opportunity for a high-quality education and the life-transforming power that brings be solely determined by a boundary line on a map or how much his or her parents can afford to pay for a house? A recent report issued by the organization I lead demonstrates that it is indeed the case that … Continue reading Choosing Neighborhoods, Choosing Schools

New education nonprofit’s report reveals citywide school access inequity

by Jacob Sanchez, Fort Worth ReportJune 8, 2021 Where a student lives in Fort Worth can determine whether they have access to some of the best or worst performing schools in the city, according to a new report from a new education nonprofit. That factor is out of students’ control, but has contributed to forming … Continue reading New education nonprofit’s report reveals citywide school access inequity

The Hedgehog and the Fox

Last year I read a remarkable book on strategy and leadership by Yale professor John Lewis Gaddis called On Grand Strategy. It’s one of the most important books related to leadership I have ever read. Gaddis uses a central metaphorical dichotomy for his analysis: the hedgehog vs. the fox. The ancient Greek poet Archilochus of … Continue reading The Hedgehog and the Fox

The Years of the Locusts

There was a fascinating story in this week’s New York Times about the threat of swarms of locusts in Africa and the attempts to limit the damage: As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them - The New York Times ( The desert locust, known to scientists as “Schistocerca Americana, subspecies gregaria,” is a distant … Continue reading The Years of the Locusts

What I Read This Week

Early in the week I finished Barack Obama’s presidential memoir, A Promised Land. Obama really is a good writer. Then I read Rob Bell’s newest book, Everything is Spiritual, which I liked a lot. Bell writes: I’ve had a sense since I was youngthat there’s more going on here, thatthe world is not a cold, … Continue reading What I Read This Week