Stephen Hawking, the scientist — Do you remember him? Here’s some of his wisdom and common sense.

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA
4 min readApr 17, 2023

Here’s a short, very short story about a speech by Stephen Hawking that I heard thirtynine years ago in Boston. Why share a short story, a vignette? Because I believe such stories may bring some wisdom, a smile, common sense reality, a path forward — in our challenging education world — and in our wider world. These gems come from my clients, colleagues, famous people whom I don’t know personally, relatives, passers-by. You get the picture. I do believe that COMMON SENSE, WISDOM, and TRUST…

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Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA, is a reformer, thought leader, lawyer, and author. Check out her book, Special Education 2.0 and her medicine bottle art!