When Donald Bailey heard about the 8 foot,
custom-made door we wanted for the lecture hall,
he convinced classmates Rich Christensen,
John Lasher, Jean Backus, Rex Cheek, Lori Barr,
Robin Kressbach and Luisa Toledo
to pitch in with him.
This school for outsiders exists
because of the generosity
of alumni like them.
“Creative thinking may mean simply
the realization that there’s no particular virtue
in doing things the way they
always have been done.”
– Dr. Rudolph Flesch,
writing consultant and
author of Why Johnny Can’t Read.
Dr. Flesch was the outsider
that introduced the teaching of phonics
into public schools in 1955.