Letters to the Next President

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-15
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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This timely collection includes more than 40 letters by top education experts, elected officials, business and community leaders, teachers, principals, elementary and secondary students, and parents.

Table of Contents

Note on the 2008 Election Editionp. xi
Foreword: Where Do We Start to Sweep?p. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Schools for All
Journey to a New Lifep. 9
Helping Me to Raise My Handp. 14
Creating Schools We Can Trustp. 18
If We Had the Will to See It Happenp. 27
Getting Our Responsibilities Rightp. 35
It's Past Time to Fund What We Mandatep. 43
Financing America's Future-How Money Countsp. 47
Why We Need Public Educationp. 54
Learning for All
Broken Roads and the Great Mother Earthp. 63
In Struggle and Hopep. 70
Nine Million Voicesp. 77
How Our High School Makes a Differencep. 85
Putting the Arts Back in America's ABC'sp. 94
When Does $1.00 Equal $7.00?p. 100
What They Do With the Other 73 Percent of Their Timep. 106
Teaching for All
My Students, My Schoolp. 113
Teaching Darius to Dreamp. 120
Why We Continue to Stayp. 127
The Gap Between What We Say and What We Dop. 134
Revolving Doors and Leaky Bucketsp. 141
Standards for All
Choking the Life Out of Classroomsp. 151
What My Students Need to Knowp. 158
The No-Win Accountability Gamep. 166
Going Beyond the Slogans and Rhetoricp. 174
"...And Equal Education for All"p. 184
A President Who "Gets It"p. 193
Education for All
The Civic Mission of Schoolsp. 201
What We All Want for Each of Our Childrenp. 207
Postcards from Americap. 211
Learning to Come Alivep. 223
Voices Closest to the Ones We Lovep. 228
A Nation of Learnersp. 233
Crafting Legislationp. 239
Conclusion: Schools That Work for All Childrenp. 243
Organizations for Parents, Educators, and Activistsp. 259
Organizational Statement on the No Child Left Behind Actp. 261
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 267
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