In response to the recent series of posts, “Observations From the Perfect Storm,” the following LYSers wrote:

A Retired LYS Superintendent: Once again, you are on target!

A LYS Assistant Superintendent: These posts have been excellent.  Both the principal’s observations and your added comments.

An Old School LYS Superintendent: This is why the LYS Blog is part of my daily reading.  The LYS Nation talks the truth, even when it isn’t comfortable.  As I tell my team, “If you can’t deal with real, then you’re part of the problem.”  

An Old School LYS Assistant Superintendent: I could have written this myself.  I lived this during my second principalship.  The good news for the writer is that you learn 10 times as much in the difficult postings than you do in the easy postings.

An Old School LYS Principal: I don’t know who this principal is, but he/she is definitely one of us.

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