Suburban school principals aren't exactly known as rabble-rousers. In general, they're a pretty sedate bunch â€” you know, composed, serious, calm.
But if you want to get them riled up, ask them what they think about the Common Core State Standards and how teachers are evaluated.
That's exactly what I did recently: During a visit to Washington, D.C., I sat down with a group of middle and high school principals â€” members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals â€” to hear their frontline views of the Common Core.
Earlier this week NASA announced that two private companies will build spaceships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA hopes that both models will eventually be used by space tourists to get into orbit. Which got us wondering, which one would we rather fly in?