Not With Our Kids You Don't! Ten Strategies to Save Our Schools / Edition 1

Not With Our Kids You Don't! Ten Strategies to Save Our Schools / Edition 1

by Juanita Doyon, Susan Ohanian, Susan Ohanian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325004862

ISBN-13: 9780325004860

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

"Gadfly, expert, button queen...indefatigable kid-supporter...a passionate advocate for public schools and for all the children in them, Juanita is pounding the pavement for all the kids whose lives are threatened by high - stakes testing." So says fellow kid-supporter Susan Ohanian about Juanita Doyon, the "roving room mother of the resistance." Juanita is an

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"Gadfly, expert, button queen...indefatigable kid-supporter...a passionate advocate for public schools and for all the children in them, Juanita is pounding the pavement for all the kids whose lives are threatened by high - stakes testing." So says fellow kid-supporter Susan Ohanian about Juanita Doyon, the "roving room mother of the resistance." Juanita is an activist and a parent who speaks with a parent's voice about the current state of education and what we can do about it. As she sees it, today's push for standards and accountability has transformed our schools into pressure cookers of standardized stew, facilitating nothing but heartburn and heartache. She's never accepted this - and neither should you!

Follow Juanita's lead in this step-by-step guide to becoming an effective, efficient educational activist.

  • Master the who/what/when/where/how/& why of fighting for educational change.
  • Communicate with everyone - from the local to the national.
  • See how a little button can spread your message far and wide.
  • Practice patience, honesty, respect, and humor - staples of the parent/school relationship - and watch as they pay off.
Skim this book for quick tips or delve into its all-encompassing plans and schemes. Stick your neck out or quietly support the out-there activism of others. Most of all, do not be a doormat - do as Doyon does and become involved.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004860
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Activist by Any Other Name Accelerated Agitation

View Every Individual as a Potential Ally

Study Up and Be Prepared

Look in the Mirror at the End of the Day

Plan Carefully, Think Ahead, and Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others

Don't Worry; Be Happy

Dish It Out With a Small Sterling Spoon

Waste Not, Want Not: Seize the Moment, the Idea, and the Half-price Printer Supplies

Appeal and Appeal to the Press

Learn from the Masters, but Think for Yourself

Work to Improve Social Realities Appendixes: A. The Activist's Cookbook B. Resource Gallery C. Sample Communications Tools

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