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Teacher Time Paperback – June 28, 1999

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"The anecdotes and scenarios which you describe so clearly and passionately are powerful stuff. Rarely, if at all, are books about education written by people 'in the trenches.'...This is the stuff which shcould be guiding our policies--instead of the research conducted from offices at universities." -- From Ted Sizer, Chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools, Brown University, Rhode Island

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The authors' strong belief in the paramount value of teacher time for each child reflects combined personal and professional experience.

The authors raised four children, 2 of whom graduated from public schools and two from private schools. We moved two children out of the public schools even after we had moved from Washington D.C. to the nearby suburb of Arlington, Virginia with a highly rated school system--a lesson in the reality that teacher workload and management problems are not limited to center city schools. These problems became clearer to us when Marty began teaching in the Arlington Public Schools, and we saw workload and management issues from a classroom teachers's point of view as well as from a parent's.

From 1969 to 1974, Marty Swaim represented Ward Six on the District of Columbia's first elected school board, and served as chairman of its Budget Committee during much of that time. From 1976 to 1978 she directed a day care center on Capitol Hill; children came from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. After we moved to Arlington in 1978, she founded and ran a successful contract catering buisiness cooking healthy foods and serving day care centers and other organizations. During this time she earned certification as a public school teacher in Virginia. Since 1984 to the present, Marty has taught high school and middle school social studies in the Arlington Public Schools. From 1994 to 1996 she served as elected President of the Arlington Education Association, a 1,400 member groups of teachers and other educators affiliated with the National Education Association. Marty holds a B.A. from Oberlen College and earned a Master's Degree in American History at Howard University.

Stephen Swaim, an economist, has extensive experience in the legislative and executive branches of the federal and District of Columbia governments, beginning with a two year stint in the Executive Office of the President, Bureau of the Budget. He moved to the D.C. Budget Office, then directed the staff of the City Council of the District of Columbia for 3 years as Executive Secretary. He serviced on the House Committee for the District of Columbia before working for more than 20 years at the U.S. General Accounting Office. In addition to management responsibilities, his work has included analyzing budgets, taxes and financial markets; organizing public hearings on budget and tax issues; and evaluating the effectiveness of government programs. Stephen graduated from Oberlin College, holds a Master's Degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affiars, and a Ph.d. in economics from the University of Maryland.

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