An inherent defense of public education; a revealing view of "charter"; admirable personal suffering weaponized for bad governing of others. A case stu…
Billy Townsend
An appreciation of Polk County's best administrator. And what her talents tell us about what to look for in the next superintendent.
Billy Townsend
If she's planning to work for IDEA, Mrs. Byrd should say so during or prior to Tuesday's School Board vote. The public has a right to know.
Billy Townsend
Jeb Bush's Florida Model and Florida "leaders" have produced America's worst state education system for generation. Weaponize that fact, politically, r…
Billy Townsend
"Julie and Billy's Hot Tub Talk," episode 2: Billus Interruptus Too MuchusListen now (41 min) | As we parse the wreckage from our inaugural episode’s Cobra Kai demolition derby, certain unavoidable questions arise: Why does B…
Billy Townsend
Publix and Publix heirs should take a long break from power politics and rebind themselves to shared American life and representative democracy. What a…
Billy Townsend
"Billy and Julie's Hot Tub Talk" podcast, Episode 1: Deconstructing "Cobra Kai"Listen now (46 min) | Everybody has a podcast. Why not Billy and Julie? We’re funny and insightful; and people like us. As far as we know. We also have…
The character Grady Judd too often plays has become very dangerous. He'll never face a political reckoning for it; but he should look inward for a mora…
Billy Townsend
Feralness without real power is murderous and ugly and destructive; but it’s still just feral in the end. This was feral.
Billy Townsend
A brief history of Lake Morton's Gary, and the bird(s) who loved her, as imagined by Billy
Billy Townsend
No - if you only care about the district grade scoreboard. Yes - if you care about the future of human experience in your district and system. It's imp…
Billy Townsend
The Kelli Stargel curve is profound in what it reveals about how people of power view accountability -- in education, in Florida, and in America. Any e…
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