Jonathan King: (Louis Kruger)

One of my fondest memories of Jonathan occurred before I interviewed him about the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) for a documentary that I was making. He was an early and articulate critic of the MCAS, which he viewed as measuring only a narrow range of facts. When I approached his office I immediately noticed the pictures of his graduate students on the door. It was a wonderful way to communicate his respect and appreciation for their contributions to his academic life and research. If imitation is indeed the sincerest form flattery, then it is long overdue that I acknowledge that after seeing the pictures, I promptly printed pictures of my graduate students and put them on the walls of my office. I was embarrassed that this simple but effective method of saying thanks to my students had not occurred to me before. It was one example of many in which Jonathan inspired me to be a better person.