Watching Joel Boyd in various public events over the past year and a half (almost), I’ve noticed that he doesn’t really enjoy reading from a script. He’s always at his best when he goes off script and starts talking off the cuff – which is what he did at Thursday’s State of the Schools speech here in Santa Fe. This speech is always held during National Education Week (Nov. 18-25) though I always think that’s an odd time to give a State of the Schools speech. Why not do it around budget time (April/May) or at the end of a school year or calendar year? Anyway here’s a link to my story in The New Mexican: