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Board members must ask: 'To what end?'

On Board Online • August 13, 2018

Timothy G. Kremer
NYSSBA Executive Director

The late Stephen Covey, author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, offered this valuable advice: Begin with the end in mind.

In public school leadership, this means never losing sight of our long-range goal - to develop citizens who are ready to positively contribute to society. Our graduates need to be prepared to face whatever challenges the future holds, which is hard to predict in a world of nanotechnology, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and (sooner than you think!) space colonization.

Our schools are preparing students for challenges none of us has ever faced and can only imagine.

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