Friday Fish Porn – Bellwether On The Fork

Adair Bard, who is part of Bellwether’s Policy and Thought Leadership Team, was in Colorado earlier this month. The Mississippi native decided to try cold water fishing and took a day on the Roaring Fork. Here she is with a nice rainbow trout. There are big browns (really big) and rainbow trout in that water […]

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:30am

Friday Fish Porn – Alaska!

Here’s Patrick McGuinn, professor of political science and author of education books, with his family and some fish they caught in Alaska earlier this summer. A few years ago he wrote a great analysis of No Child Left Behind politics. Want to know something even more interesting than that? Hundreds of pictures of education people […]

Friday Fish Porn – Jim Ford!

Jim Ford’s a very sharp educational consultant who does a lot of work on charter schools. He led the charter school initiative at the National Council of La Raza and later was lead at the Raza Development Fund. He’s Denver-based and in addition to facilities financing and acquisition he also does strategic planning, technical assistance, […]

Friday Fish Porn – A Cod Piece!

Tim Lee works on development at the EAO 50Can. Here he is with a cod he caught off the coast of Iceland. Weighed in at 35lbs. Hard to tell who looks more surprised at the situation, Tim or the fish? This image is just one of hundreds of education types with fish they have caught […]

Friday Fish Porn AK And CO

It’s hard to beat summer in Alaska. Here’s Bellwether Associate Partner Ali Fuller in Alaska with a fat salmon headed for the plate.  Does this look familiar to you? It’s not Ali’s first time in Friday Fish Porn, here she is last year with another salmon, different trip. And here’s Tim Taylor of America Succeeds […]

Friday Fish Porn – In The Salt

Here’s Chad Ratliff – Assistant Superintendent in Virginia’s Albemarle County* Public Schools for instruction and innovation – with a shark he and his son pulled in a few weeks ago (presumably before it could bite anyone).** They let it go. And former CRS analyst and current R Street Institute wonk (and actual whiskey expert) Kevin […]

Friday Fish Porn – Freedom Edition

Here’s Hailly Korman in the Pacific of the San Diego coast. The Hawaiian born education policy maven is an alum of the schools project at PPI, a former kindergarten teacher in LAUSD, and now an attorney working on behalf of incarcerated youth to improve education options for youth offenders. And she can fish! Friday fish […]

Friday Fish Porn – Summer Day Edition

Here’s Victor Reinoso fly fishing in Utah a few years ago. He and I had a great day on the water outside of Park City after a meeting. A little hiking and we had the river all to ourselves. Victor is a former deputy mayor in Washington, D.C., he’s a senior advisor at Bellwether, and […]

Friday Fish Porn – Frying Pan Edition

Simmons Lettre is a co-founder of Charter Board Partners, a smart capacity building non-profit that helps improve the quality of charter school boards through governance training and training for board members. She found herself in Colorado last week for work and did what anyone should do in that situation – went fishing.  In this case […]

Posted on May 8, 2015 @ 8:00am

Friday Fish Porn: Everywhere Edition

Kevin Skenandore, of the Oneida and Oglala Lakota Tribes, grew up on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in South East Idaho. He spent his career working on education for Native Americans as a teacher and policymaker.  Among other roles he was Director of the Bureau of Indian Education. Semi-retired, he consults now. He also spends a lot […]