Author Archives: Debbie Wesslund

About Debbie Wesslund

I served on the Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY, from 2007-2014 and continue to be an advocate for public schools. There’s a high-level dialogue about public education that swings from positive to negative, with many who seek the spotlight voicing an inaccurate picture of our public schools. Words matter. They get lodged in our public perceptions, creating a narrative that doesn’t reflect the real story. There’s so much more to public education, and much worth applauding in Kentucky and across the country. The stakes are high: public education is the most serious public business we are about as a community, a state and a nation. We must continually renew our resolve to support public education. There’s always more promise in building something up, than in tearing it down.

Stop the Fight over Teachers’ Names and the Do the Work that Needs to be Done

We may never all agree about whether teachers should have staged a “sickout” to go to the Capitol during the legislative session, but we should all agree it’s time to move on. It’s time to focus on the students and … Continue reading

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