I will never be able to create a budget from scratch with the amount of time that I have, but my instructions remain the same: Give me a budget that has no new revenue.
It is time for us to turn a corner and come together, put our differences behind us and focus on the future.
We can seize this time and do it our way and in the process be proud of ourselves and prosper as well.
When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.