Let’s Work Together

Getting all kids in Georgia on the path to literacy requires that we get serious about collaborating. But what does it mean to collaborate? Does it end with making appropriate connections and contacts? Actually, that’s where it begins. Garry McGiboney, deputy superintendent for the Georgia Department of Education, says the ultimate goal of collaboration is to work seamlessly, in lock step, with other groups to focus on a shared goal that benefits everyone.

Reading is a quality-of-life issue, McGiboney tells us. And that’s why it should matter to all of us.

Then go back to hear Dr. Jay Berkelhamer talk about how the medical community is blending its function with education. It’s a perfect demonstration of the collaboration we need among many seemingly different groups to dismantle the silo mentality.