Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving our Children's Education
A book signing by one of our own--a resister and true reformer--is good news. Angela's book, Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving our Children's Education is now available. If you are in the Denver area on November 6, don't miss the signing (details below). Of course you don't have to be in Denver to benefit from the book. You can get a teaser by watching the short trailer here and reading a snippet from Deborah Meier's fine foreword below. Also find ordering information below.
By Don Perl
If you click on the link and watch the video trailer you will see some truly startling footage of presidents Nixon, jump to Clinton, Bush and then Obama as they continue to spread the myth of the desperate need for reform of our public schools, and the silver bullet they have to right the ship. All this in a spare four minutes. Surely enough to inspire us to support Angela's contribution as she eloquently speaks truth to power.
PS Do please call your libraries and ask them to order Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving our Children's Education. ISBN 978-1-59451-779-29000.
Please join us for the
Seeds of Tomorrow Book Signing
by Author Angela Engel
Friday, November 6th
6:30 -8:30 pm
East High School Library
1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206
Introduction by House Speaker Terrrance Carroll
Advocates for Children / CASA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Coalition For Better Education
Every Child Matters
Family Leadership Training Institute
Mothers Acting Up
PEAK Parent Center
One Sky One World
Special thanks to Tennyson Center for the Children's Art Exhibit, Harmony Road Childrens Choir from Harmony Road Music Academy in Highlands Ranch, and desserts by Najat Boudiz.
Click here to RSVP for the Book Signing!
Watch the book trailer here
Order your copy of Seeds of Tomorrow here.
In her foreword to Seeds of Tomorrow Deborah Meier writes, "It's about time someone wrote this book." After summarizing the book, Meier concludes, "This is a book filled with teacher and parent stories, but always in clear srvice of weeding out nineteenth-century notions of sorting and tracking--of who are the leaders and who the followers--that have infused themselves into the twenty-first-century culture of schooling--under new labels and false "scientific" theories. It's also a reminder of what a difference it makes when the storyteller is close to the work to be done. . .
"This book doesn't ignore the sometimes bleaker side of the current situation, but it also provides inspiration and optimism about what an informed public can do. The book is an essential part of the toolkit for the reforms that can be undertaken to fulfill the promise of education that has always been flirted with, often practiced here and there, and that could if we follow her wise words, be our future."
Don Perl, with excerpts from Deborah Meier Foreword
INDEX OF YAHOO, GOOD NEWS!