"Franco, Ott, and Robles write in the opening chapter that “We are not the same leaders/authors of the 2011 edition.” Neither are we, as educators, school board members, community members, and parents, the same readers as we were in 2011. Just as they needed to write this 2nd edition, we all need to read this 2nd edition. We need to read with our ever-growing cache of experiences, insights, and lessons learned and to reflect upon how they influence our growth and expanding world views.
"Confronting Uncomfortable Truths provides a realistic view of how the pandemic has magnified equity in our schools across the nation."
"Cultural Proficiency is the book education leaders need now to address the needs of our increasingly diverse student population. Despite the political opposition in some areas to addressing issues related to race in our nation's schools, issues broadly related to diversity in language, culture, ethnicity and race, will continue to generate challenges and transform the character of learning experiences for many students and their teachers.
“In the wake of a once-in-a-generation pandemic that exacerbated inequities in public education nationwide, Franco, Ott and Robles offer leaders insight and guidance to promote and ensure greater inclusion and equity. This is a valuable resource that will support transformational work needed to help every student reach their highest potential.”
"Latina superintendents represent only 3% of superintendents nationwide. Franco, Ott & Robles broke this glass ceiling in the 1990's and have served as role models to women of color across the country. I, along with so many Latina leaders, look to them not only for inspiration but for practical tools to, as they say, move beyond words to action for students who look like us and represent our lived experiences. In Now What?