Letters to the Next President: What We Can Do About the Real Crisis in Public Education, 2008 Election Edition / Edition 2

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This 2008 election edition reopens today's critical issues in public education. Once again speaking to the next president, this stellar collection of more than thirty letters speaks to the future of American students and the need for an educated and engaged citizenry. Top education experts, elected officials, business and community leaders, teachers, principals, students, and parents discuss the dangerous shortcomings of current state and federal policies and offer suggestions for what can be done about it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807748091
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 700,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on the 2008 Election Edition     xi
Foreword: Where Do We Start to Sweep?   Bill Cosby     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction   Carl Glickman     1
Schools for All
Journey to a New Life   Rosa Fernandez     9
Helping Me to Raise My Hand   Vance Rawles     14
Creating Schools We Can Trust   Deborah Meier     18
If We Had the Will to See It Happen   Asa G. Hilliard III     27
Getting Our Responsibilities Right   Sophie Sa     35
It's Past Time to Fund What We Mandate   Jim Jeffords     43
Financing America's Future-How Money Counts   William J. Mathis     47
Why We Need Public Education   John I. Goodlad     54
Learning for All
Broken Roads and the Great Mother Earth   Derrick Attakai   Evalena Joey   Britta Mitchell   Melody Riggs   Manuel Thompson   Mark Sorensen     63
In Struggle and Hope   Lisa Delpit     70
Nine Million Voices   Rachel Tompkins     77
How Our High School Makes a Difference   George Wood     85
Putting the Arts Back in America'sABC's   Reynold Levy     94
When Does {dollar}1.00 Equal {dollar}7.00?   Lilian Katz     100
What They Do With the Other 73 Percent of Their Time   Louis B. Casagrande     106
Teaching for All
My Students, My School   Karen Hale Hankins     113
Teaching Darius to Dream   Jacqueline Jordan Irvine     120
Why We Continue to Stay   Jane Ross     127
The Gap Between What We Say and What We Do   Arturo Pacheco     134
Revolving Doors and Leaky Buckets   Richard Ingersoll     141
Standards for All
Choking the Life Out of Classrooms   Sylvia Bruni     151
What My Students Need to Know   Edward C. Montgomery     158
The No-Win Accountability Game   W. James Popham     166
Going Beyond the Slogans and Rhetoric   Pedro Noguera     174
"...And Equal Education for All"   Jeannie Oakes   Martin Lipton     184
A President Who "Gets It"   Thomas Sobol     193
Education for All
The Civic Mission of Schools   John Glenn   Leslie F. Hergert     201
What We All Want for Each of Our Children   Theodore R. Sizer      207
Postcards from America   Michelle Fine   April Burns   Maria Elena Torre     211
Learning to Come Alive   Maxine Greene     223
Voices Closest to the Ones We Love   Ken Rolling   Sandra Halladey     228
A Nation of Learners   Pam Solo     233
Crafting Legislation   Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot     239
Conclusion: Schools That Work for All Children   Linda Darling-Hammond     243
Organizations for Parents, Educators, and Activists     259
Organizational Statement on the No Child Left Behind Act     261
About the Editor and Contributors     267
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