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Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students & Our Public Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 21, 2012 | Filed under Books, Education, Resources
Book cover: Teaching 2030 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/resource/teaching-2030-what-we-must-do-for-our-students-our-public-schools/

Barnet Berry, et al, eds.

Teachers College Press, 2011

Educators explore the future of teaching and learning and offer ideas and strategies for realizing excellent education for our nation’s students.

Written through a collaboration of 12 teachers/teacher-leaders and changemakers, Teaching 2030 steers clear of rhetoric, either/ors, political side-taking, and focuses on what we need to create for a future in which all our children are well-educated for the changing world. It is a brilliant book, written with clarity and practicality, and it would not be difficult to implement every one of their suggestions. This book has the capacity to truly transform schooling.

It might appear that such a book is just for teachers or educational reformers and policy-makers, but it is one of the most important books that each of us could read simply as citizens. Schooling serves as the bedrock for our future, and each of us has an enormous stake in its success and relevancy.