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.

Lessons Learned from LBJ, the Green Book and the YMCA

On my birthday weekend last month I visited a good friend in Austin, Texas, who shares the same birth date. I wanted to visit the LBJ Library and, because my friend is a social studies specialist for the public schools … Continue reading

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