In a world that seems to be deeply divided, Ravi analyzes the continuum of cultural, social, and political changes that confront our beliefs and practices by compelling us to think deeply about empowering today’s youth.
Stan Jones | Superintendent of Schools | Virginia
Ravi Hutheesing has written a timely, essential book, Pivot, that emphasizes “cultural competence is the pathway to equity, equity is the pathway to equality, and equality is the pathway to world peace.
Terry Spradlin | School Boards Association Executive Director | Indiana
As an educational leader, Pivot was very helpful as we build a system addressing the whole child with a focus on equity and cultural competence. As a parent, it encouraged me to foster curiosity and independence in my three daughters. As a fan of human achievement, Ravi’s story is fascinating at the least and inspiring at its best.
Bob Tess | School District Chief Finance & Business Officer | Wisconsin
We don’t offer children enough opportunities to explore, experience, struggle, and fail—a natural process of learning that helps develop curiosity, self-confidence, grit, and a true sense of accomplishment. Pivot has many practical uses for parents and educators with thoughtful insights on how to champion student success.
Paul Blanford | K-12 School Superintendent & District Administrator | Wisconsin
A particularly good book for educators including those involved with curriculum and the strategic planning of schools, and I would also like my own children to read it. It’s a good example of what a successful life in 2020 looks like—today’s world is rarely picking one profession and sticking with it for life.
Robert Moje | Educational Planner & Architect | Virginia
A journey of self-discovery, noting the need for cultivating and developing one’s strengths, social responsibility, communication skills and desire for lifelong learning. Ravi’s Pivot makes for a compelling read with tips for fostering these strengths in youth today.
Mary Beth Pelosky | K-12 Principal & Global Ed. Specialist | Virginia
A book for parents, students, and educators that also works as a high school and college resource. Students will love the stories that connect music with positive change. Pivot is a fast and easy read for educators to inspire them, as well as parents to encourage their kids.
Philip Levine | K-12 teacher & Parent | New York