Top education experts, elected officials, business and community leaders, teachers, principals, elementary and secondary students and parents discuss the dangerous shortcomings of current state and federal policies and offer suggestions for what can be done to improve the nation’s public schools in a new book edited by UGA Emeritus Professor Carl Glickman.
Letters to the Next President: What We Can Do About the Real Crisis in Public Education features the ideas and perspectives of 33 contributors from throughout the country on three critical questions:
- What kind of education do we want for all children?
- What changes must we make to achieve that goal?
- How do we ensure that the voices of parents, teachers, students and citizens who care deeply about public education are heard at local, state and national levels?
The authors-ranging in age from 8 to 92-include elementary and secondary students in urban, suburban and rural areas; teachers and school leaders in Georgia, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Vermont; parents, policymakers, and entertainers.