Embrace bootleg technology. You will be hearing that from me a lot in the upcoming months. If fact, I was asked this past week (and accepted) to lead an additional session at the June TASSP conference addressing this very topic. LYS’ers we need to get in front of this. Bootleg technology will be a game changer. So who activated a Twitter account last week? If you did, welcome aboard. If you didn’t, find a student and have them help you set yours up. To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 20th, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. Thoughts while at Stanford: Prior generations sacrificed for the greater good. This generation takes and wants more. Where is the leadership? 2. Embracing bootleg technology means that schools need to rethink cell phone policy. Not that the policies were well thought out to begin with. 3. If mandatory union dues were re-directed to fund health and pension benefits, what would be the effect on the education budget deficits? 4. The fallacy of swapping teachers in a low performing school is that it ignores the issues of providing infrastructure support. 5. Still don’t understand the pure hate for NCLB. I for one take pride in all of my students performing above the expectations of other schools. 6. Improving school performance by changing the mix of kids is shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. Bad instruction remains bad instruction. 7. I don’t want to say the school discipline policies show favoritism, but overall, students with connections and means face fewer consequences. 8. It’s not news that many early college high school grads go to college. That’s why they exist. Like reporting many Exxon station customers buy gas. 9. Hate the fact that many (majority?) of educators still believe that we need to fight NCLB. I believe being held accountable is good for all. 10. When Texas districts start cutting athletics, state senators and representatives will have a difficult time getting re-elected. Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn…Follow Sean Cain on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation

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