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Franklin's Focus on 5 Areas of Educational Excellence

  1. Dropout Prevention
  2. Increasing Graduation Rates
  3. Narrowing the Achievement Gap
  4. Creating Safe Schools
  5. Improving School Leadership and
    School Culture

Franklin's Thoughts

What are the costs of school dropouts?

A study out of Northeastern University found that high school dropouts cost taxpayers $292,000 over the course of their lives. It’s... 

June 19, 2019 | Read more »

Education as a cost

It is interesting that conservative government politicians and certain segments of the population see education as a cost but not incarceration... 

June 18, 2019 | Read more »

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education And America’s Public Schools

People nominated and confirmed to be in the President’s cabinet are supposed to represent ALL of the people in the country, not just... 

April 25, 2019 | Read more »

Mixed feelings about Charter Schools

I have mixed feelings about charter schools. On the positive side: they provide another road to graduation for children who may need... 

April 5, 2019 | Read more »

Speaking for Children and Parents of Incarcerated Families

I recently was honored to speak for Wings for L..I.F.E which is an empowerment program that provides life skills, education and training... 

March 13, 2019 | Read more »