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From the Principal...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:15 AM


I have really enjoyed my first few weeks at Barton. During this time, I have had an opportunity to not only hear stories from those that call Barton home, but to start to learn the values of those who work here and of some of those who send their children here. One of the great things about Barton is that all of us have chosen to be here. That choice says something about our shared, though not often spoken, values regarding public education.

I think it is important to continue to have dialogue about our values and examine the practices we have within our schools that reflect the actions we take to live these values out day by day. As open educator Ignazio Silone says, “On a group of theories one can found a school, but on a group of values one can found a culture.”

We live in an interesting, if not divisive time in education, but not one that is unprecedented. Progressive movements have spanned three centuries of struggle and reform as leaders, academics, and practitioners have worked to define the purpose of public education. From time to time throughout the year, we will use this space to highlight particular values that are key to open education and also highlight some of the programming we offer, curriculum we deliver, and instructional strategies that we practice to support the values and strong convictions progressive educators and Barton Open School have about educating for a democratic society.

Patrick Duffy, Ed. D.