Later today I’ll be getting aboard my flight and heading to Chicago, Illinois for most of this week. My flight out of Chicago is late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning so I expect to be back in Tinton Falls, New Jersey by the wee morning hours of this Thursday. I have mixed feelings about going back to Chicago. For some of the long, long-time readers of this blog – you may remember nearly 6 years ago when I went out there and was treated like shit by a nearly-illiterate bouncer at a bar and one of the worst, poorly-performing, disgrace to the uniform police officers in the country.
If I had my way, I’d carve out some time to go back to that shit hole of a bar and do something to “get them” six years after the fact. Bunch of sleazeball scumbags…
Anyway, I’m heading to Chicago for the tenth annual National Alliance for Public Charter Schools conference. On a personal level, I’m a big believer in the ability for charter schools to change the educational dynamic in highly educationally distressed areas of New Jersey and the United States. Professionally, I manage my company’s charter school programs so I’m obviously going to go to the national conference.
I went to this conference last year when it was in Washington, DC and it was pretty good. There are usually thousands of people at the conference so I’m looking forward to seeing some folks that I haven’t seen in a while. Also, the keynote speaker this year is Bill Gates so I’m hoping to catch up with him and hopefully get a picture (unlikely since there is usually a mob of people around the keynote speaker).
This will also be the first time that I am traveling by air with my laptop so I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m hoping that it will be easy going. No worries here, folks. I have some posts already lined up for the next few days and they should automatically appear on the site without any work on my part. Enjoy and I’ll be back next weekend!