Comments on School Visits
The kids were galvanized by his visit, debating and discussing
his ideas and observations for days afterwards, pro and con, in
a spirited and ongoing debate (the teachers were pleased as well).
At a time when public education is under widespread criticism, it
was affirming to our mission in urban education that Peter's lively
dialogue was as wonderful for him as it was for us.
Elizabeth A. Grady, Teacher, History/Social Science,
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School,Cambridge, Massachusetts
No other guest speaker in my memory has had this much impact
Robert N. Kroncke, Social Studies Teacher,
Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Yours is a critical and timely message for our community.
Deb Caughron, Teacher, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville,
Nearly two weeks after your presentation, students are still
finding their way to my office to talk about heroes. They've mulled
over your ideas at the lunch table, in the physics lab, and in English
class...at a school that includes as part of its mission statement
the expectation that our young women lead "considered and consequential
lives," it's imperative that we provide examples of some people
who have done so.
Susan Solberg, Dean of Students, Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Maryland
"The issue of the need for heroes was resurrected the week
following your presentation. Some teachers told me that, following
the tragic incident in Colorado, students commented that your remarks
became very relevant and timely to them, stimulating further discussion
of what you had to say in light of this incident."
Louis A. Meyer, Assistant Principal for Academics,
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, California
He made me look differently at heroes.
Student, Newton South High School, Newton, Massachusetts