A Memo to Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation

Read at HuffPo (Huffington Post) I just finished reading your letter, What if? Thank you for the update on your work. The introductory paragraph is stirring: What if infectious diseases could no longer wreak havoc on poor communities? What if women and girls everywhere were empowered to transform their lives? …

Harriet Cuffaro’s Building Blocks of Educational Equity

I recently learned that Harriet Cuffaro had left us. Suddenly, I was back on the classroom floor at Bank Street College of Education, where she taught for three decades.  Well past childhood, we were deep into block building, one of the most rigorous assignments I encountered in graduate school. Cuffaro, …