The other morning I had coffee with Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz, who represents the Springfield district. Shultz said she wants to address some of the school system’s biggest problems head on, even if it means having to turn the system upside down.
When I sat down with her she was reading a book with an intriguing title:“One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School,” by Nikhil Goyal.
Shultz immediately began to rave about the book and its author, a 17-year-old senior at a public school on Long Island. In the book, Goyal writes that the current public education system is broken. The problem, he says, is that students get no say in the matter. Instead, he says,