The list author says: "Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public SchoolsÂ Now and in the Future is the product of a remarkable intellectual journey that I undertook alongside twelve highly effective K-12 teachers from across our country. Our work frames a hopeful future in which every public school student in America has access to qualified, caring, and effective teachers. Please visit www.teaching2030.org to learn more--we've posted a four-minute animated video that shares the book's main themes. Here is a list of related books."
"This book--which I co-authored with twelve accomplished teachers--offers powerful ideas (and specific policy recommendations) to advance local and national conversations about improving public education. ItÂs a Âmust-readÂ for anyone who cares about AmericaÂs students, schools, and future!"
"Sociologist Dan Lortie points out how teachingÂs Âegg-crateÂ structure historically has isolated teachers from their colleaguesÂ and reinforced a culture in which everyone tries not to stand out. Teaching 2030 advocates for a very different approach to the profession, encouraging cooperation and innovation."
"Pink demonstrates how current performance-pay schemes, which focus on a Ânarrow band of circumstancesÂ & Âif-then rewards,Â typically undermine or even destroy creativity. We think itÂs possible to create pay systems that are results-oriented but are also comprehensive & rigorous structures that can help inspire innovation & spread teaching expertise."
"Malcolm Gladwell describes how social epidemics can take hold quickly and unexpectedly, behaving in atypical and often counterintuitive ways. Our forward-looking team of Teaching 2030 co-authors is hopeful about the possibilities of a tipping point. We hope to organize a critical mass of Americans around a reform agenda that will finally produce fundamental improvements in teaching and learning!"