No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, One Best Way – familiar slogans for programs aimed at turning around our nation’s struggling public schools. While these well-publicized efforts have fallen short, a quiet revolution is taking place in many schools around the country. And rather than taking a page from how business works, these reforms began as grassroots movements that succeeded because they actually energized and engaged those closest to the situation, and certainly those who have the most at stake, namely the teachers and the students.
In her new book, After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform, Andrea Gabor profiles several schools that are making a difference and in so doing, she presents a plan for true educational reform. Education is everyone’s business so you will be interested in what Andrea has to say.