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Ron Koehler

Ron Koehler
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Ron Koehler is the Kent ISD Assistant Superintendent and offers his commentary on issues in education. Read Ron's full bio

Back to the Future — National Career Readiness Certificate Gears Grads for Jobs

Hot off the presses is a new book titled "Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," which encourages educators and policymakers to...

Whose Top Priority?

Education is my top priority. Our children are our future. Ask virtually any politician a question about education and those are the responses you’re likely...

DPS: Equally Tragic

What if it were my child? Everyone in Michigan, and the nation, asks themselves that question as they contemplate the Flint water crisis. Long-term cognitive...

Too Much of a Good Thing

America is all about unfettered choice and free markets. Consumers daily face a tsunami of choices everywhere they turn.At some point, however, we may...

PA 269: A Wall of Silence

When it's time to vote, when are you most confident of the decisions you make?Is it A: When you're well informed and can easily...

It’s About Time

Good things happen to those who wait.Having not read the entire 1,016 pages of the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President...

Schools Can’t do This Alone

Hillary Clinton said "It takes a village to raise a child."Education reformer Jamie Vollmer says "schools can't do this alone."Our community agrees. We contribute...

Watch this Movie, Please.

One of the enduring principles of comedy is juxtaposition.Take, for example, this joke from actress Sara Silverman:"When I was 14, I started dating my...

Mass Shootings: One a Day in the USA

“Gun Free Zones are the problem. Let’s repeal them.” That’s the conclusion of Erich Pratt, communications director of the Gun Owners of America, in an...

Guns in Schools: Just Say No.

Guns in school? No.Really, it should be as simple as that.Schools should be gun-free zones, just like daycare centers, athletic stadiums, bars, casinos, churches...

Three Best Things About Teaching

August 18, 7:43 a.m: My shirt sticks to my back and I, like many others, hope for some rain to break the string of...

Who needs an early warning system? Just count students.

I have one word for those seeking insight from the new “early warning” system legislation signed into law by Gov. Snyder shortly after the...

Dear Governor & Legislature: Thank You

Superintendents: they heard you. Teachers: they heard you. Parents: they heard you, too. Gov. Snyder and Grand Rapids executive John Kennedy last week joined legislators, members of...

Don’t Increase Class Sizes to Pave Potholes

MEMO to LegislatorsFROM: Registered VotersRE: Our Vote on Proposal 1DATE: May 5, 2015SUBJECT: Don't Increase Class Sizes to Pave PotholesMany of you are now...

Vote, Please.

Now it's on you.The decision to repair Michigan's roads, to make sure all taxes paid at the pump are invested in highway maintenance, and...

This Is What Compromise Looks Like

Compromise. noun. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles,etc., by reciprocal modification of...
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