I have been going back to school with a heavy heart since the loss of my UCLA classmate and colleague, Joel Rothblatt. Joel’s smile and optimism are sorely missed as our district has launched a multi-million dollar student information system that doesn’t work. Instead of kvetching, Joel would be shaking hands with each student, building strong relationships, and getting the school year off to a great start. You are sorely missed, buddy. Sorry for the bad photo, I hope to upload a better scan later in the week.