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Improve Our Public Schools

A guide by Barnett Berry (Hillsborough, NC USA)

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Teaching 2030 is the result of a remarkable intellectual journey I shared with 12 of America's most accomplished teachers. Below are some of my co-authors' reflections (excerpted from the book). If you care about our public schools, I think you'll be interested in what these teacher leaders have to say. I hope you will consider purchasing our book, too: Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future

You can find out more about Teaching 2030 here: http://www.teaching2030.org. (Be sure to check out the fun four-minute video about the book's themes!)

Jose Vilson: “As we continue this conversation about the future of teaching and learning, we need to keep in front of us the many social and economic inequalities that perpetuate the gaps between the haves and have-nots in our nations. We have high hopes that technology will help close the gap. But we must remember that quantity of access does not equal quality of access.”

Cindi Rigsbee: “We must expect the respect for teaching afforded to all other jobs. That is a goal that can only be reached once the world begins to look at teaching as a different profession that it was when our great-grandmothers taught school.”

Emily Vickery: “Let’s remember that today’s public schools are more segregated than when Brown v. Board of Education was decided more than 50 years ago. The change we are seeing in living and learning patterns may also lead to further racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic isolation, perhaps bringing a rise of intolerance with it. So, I ask, how will you engage community leaders in ensuring equitable opportunities for all youth to learn from and contribute a divers population both locally and globally?”

Carrie J. Kamm: “When our students and families are shaken and vulnerable, as teachers we need to help them remember their strength and support them as they learn to fight for themselves. We need to push back against those forces that crowd in on our most vulnerable student, by protecting them and arming them with an education that will support them when they move beyond us.”

Ariel Sacks: “We must teach students to look carefully, to problem solve critically, to work together, and to create new and better realities. The most essentially step in accomplishing this mission is to set up structures that support teachers as critical thinkers and skillful problem solvers. Only then can our profession truly lead our nation’s youth to meet the future with bravery, compassion, and innovation.”

Shannon C’de Baca: “Schools as we know them must change. The key is to find out what we want to do and to align our efforts so that we are moving in the same direction and not against each other. We must empower those on the front lines to innovate. The kids I see every day deserve something better.”

John M. Holland: “We need to start being proactive instead of reactive. It is the reactionary approach to adjusting policy based on what is happening now, instead of what we want to happen in the future, that has kept our schools in constant crisis.”

Laurie Wasserman: “After 30 years of teaching, I’ve come to realize that it’s not just what we as educators we want to inspire in our students that counts, it’s also our ability to respond to their own hopes for the future. It’s respecting them fully as young people by giving them the tools they require for the best possible education.”

Susie Highley: “It is imperative for teacher leadership to take hold now. As educators, we need to find ways to demonstrate that we are indeed experts who deserve decision-making powers. We need to advocate for our students and our profession, so that our voices will be heard and acted upon. It is no longer enough to simply shut the classroom door and teach to the best of our abilities.”

Renee Moore: “We stand on the cusp of a great opportunity to end generations of educational discrimination and inequity, finally to fulfill the promises of our democratic republic. I believe the noblest teachers, students, and leaders of 2030 will be remembered by future generations as those who surged over the barriers to true public education and a fully realized teaching profession—while myopic former gatekeepers staggered to the sidelines of history.”

Barnett Berry: "To create the 21st century schools that students deserve we must now begin to capitalize on the enormous talents of those who teach and provide them a wide variety of venues, in and out of cyberspace, to spread their pedagogical and policy expertise. It is time now to blur the lines of distinction of those who teach in schools and those who lead them. Soon the monotonous and divisive debates over teachers and their profession will come to an end, and teacherpreneurs – still working in classrooms with the students they serve – will lead and sustain their colleagues, and an engaged public, in an era when teaching and learning is being constantly transformed."

Related books:
The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural Education)
Change Wars (Leading Edge)
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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