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Letters to the Next President: What We Can Do About the Real Crisis in Public Education


reviewed by Stephen Bugaj — 2004

coverTitle: Letters to the Next President: What We Can Do About the Real Crisis in Public Education
Author(s): Carl Glickman (Editor)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807744271 , Pages: 272, Year: 2004
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What can be done to improve public education in America? In Letters to the Next President, Carl Glickman presented a compendium of 36 articles that “…hold in common the belief that we are in great need of a president who can gather our energy as local citizens and educators to re-center our public schools” (p. 6). Though these articles are addressed to our soon-to-be chief executive officer, they also “…speak directly to the real crisis in education and what all of us – from the next president to local citizens-need to do to rally for better public education” (p. 4).   Glickman holds the Endowed Chair in School Improvement at Texas Tech University. In previous years, he has been a Teacher Corps intern, teacher, principal and university professor. While Glickman’s contributors include students, teachers, professors, public figures, parents, politicians, administrators, and heads of non-profit organizations, the preponderance of authors come from higher education.   The book is divided into five separate sections: Section One - Schools For All;... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2322-2323
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11336, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 11:56:03 AM

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  • Stephen Bugaj
    Cameron County School District
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    STEPHEN BUGAJ, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Cameron County School District, Pennsylvania.
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