Connections: A Journal of Public Education Advocacy - Fall 2004, Vol. 11, No. 1

by Bob Edgar; David Gergen; David Dodson; Lee Kravitz; Linda Darling-Hammond; Patricia Albjerg Graham; Roger Wilkins; Sarita Brown; Wendy D. Puriefoy

Sep 23, 2004

Contents President's Message: Wendy D. Puriefoy says we need a narrative that informs and inspires a new national movement to support high-quality public education for every child. Linda Darling-Hammond on our Confused Priorities: The Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Teaching and Teacher Education at Stanford University questions why our nation does not give education a priority. Bob Edgar on the Faith Community's Role in Education: The head of the National Council of Churches explains why the faith community needs to take a leadership role in education reform. Conversations: David Gergen, editor-at-large for US News and World Report and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, leads a wide-ranging discussion on the need for a national education movement. Making It Happen: Patricia Albjerg Graham thinks it's about time our system of public education catches up to our expectations. Viewpoint
  • Sarita Brown exposes Hispanic myths and the growing influence of this vital segment of the population
  • David Dodson wants all children to tap into the optimism and success that is America, and to have the tools and opportunities to do so
  • Roger Wilkins talks about the power of education and the insidious impact of racism on the lives of black Americans
End Notes: Lee Kravitz reminds us that words have power and that strong messages move people to action.
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