Change can be hard. That’s true for us individually but it’s even more true when we’re trying to change the systems in which our work, including education, takes place. California’s approach to curriculum and instruction offers a case in point. The decision about what gets taught in any individual classroom ultimately comes down to a […]
Mary Perry has been observing and writing about education policy in California since serving on the Campbell Union School District Board in the 1990s. She was Deputy Director of EdSource for nearly two decades, writing for a broad-based audience on a wide variety of topics, including school finance and accountability systems. Since leaving EdSource in 2011, Mary has worked as an independent education consultant and active volunteer. She has written for a variety of California organizations, including the California School Boards Association, the Partnership for Children and Youth, PACE - Policy Analysis for California Education, and the Learning Policy Institute. She has also served as a volunteer member of the California State PTA Board of Managers, including a term as Vice President for Education. Researching and writing about the intersection between schools and climate change is an emerging interest for her and is what prompted her to join The Carbon Almanac Network.