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#AskExcelinEd: This Is My North Star


• Alexandra Dominguez

 

During our #AskExcelinEd Summer Learning series, you’ll get to know some of ExcelinEd’s team as they share what they are learning over the summer. Remember to join us on social media to ask your burning policy questions. Enjoy!


ExcelinEd.Headshot.AlexandraDominguez.webMeet Alexandra Dominguez

ExcelinEd’s Regional Advocacy Director for the Southwest

The struggle for education reform can be a long, sometimes frustrating one. At a time when civil discourse and the debate over ideas can quickly become politicized and weaponized, we must remain anchored in our shared goal of ensuring all students are equipped with the high-quality education they need and deserve. That is our north star.

Let’s abandon our preconceived notions about the “other side” and resist the temptation to oppose people instead of ideas. And let’s remember the real and only worthy reason we are in this fight: to unlock lifelong opportunity and success for each and every child.


I Prefer…

Print Book over E-Book

Text over Phone Call

Traditional Watch over Smart Watch 

Coffee over Tea


My Twitter Favorites

@JebBush

@CondoleezzaRice

@MeghanMcCain

@DavidFrench

@Smarick

@LinManuel

@JakeTapper

@dog_feelings


What I’m Reading

The Restless Wave – by Senator John McCain. In these turbulent political times, this book reminds us what true love of country and passion for being an American is, and the importance of remembering our values.


My Favorite Podcast

I love listening to The Arthur Brooks ShowThe first episode discusses how to engage in meaningful discourse and how to navigate substantive political disagreements with family and friends. It should be required listening for everyone on Twitter.


State Spotlight: Kansas

The Kansas School Re-Design Project is an exciting, forward-thinking project. It seeks to revolutionize education in Kansas by personalizing learning in innovative ways to reimagine learning and achieve the state’s new vision for education: leading the world in the success of each student. See ExcelinEd’s blog post Kansas’ New Vision for Education for more info.


My Favorite Quote

“We created public education. It didn’t fall from the sky. It wasn’t divinely given to us. We created it, so we can reform it … If the status quo isn’t working, it needs to be changed.”

John DeBerry, Jr., Tennessee State Representative

Thought Starter


About the author


Alexandra Dominguez

alexandra@excelined.org