I approached the 2013 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference as an opportunity to revisit my roots while stepping out of my comfort zone. I grew up in the Philadelphia area and my first job out of graduate school was in grantmaking. Since then I have been living and breathing arts education. I arrived last week happy to be “home” and eager to take a break from edutalk. I wanted to sit back and revel in topics I know little about. Wouldn’t you know it? Of the nearly ten pages of notes I wrote over those three days, almost half are about public education. So much for that break.