Education Advocates & Activists

Geoffrey Canada
"In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children's Zone, Inc., Geoffrey Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform."

INTERVIEW: http://www.newyorker.com/video?videoID=23198093001
Deborah Meier
“educational reformer, writer and activist” Deborah has been an influential and highly respected American education theorist/ practitioner for more than a quarter of a century. In my opinion, her accomplishments for the public good are exceeded only by her vision.
Ted Sizer, a leading educational reformer and founder of The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES)
Ted founded the coalition in 1984 and “chose to approach reform not with a new and improved ‘model’ to be imposed but rather with a general set of nine ideas or common principles which a school could fashion in ways that made sense to their community.” “Essential schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through high school in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and they are characterized by personalization, democracy and equity, and intellectual vitality and excellence.” Pay special attention to The Common Principles and No Two Schools Alike. A MUST- READ
The Forum for Education and Democracy
The Forum works to “promote a public education system worthy of a democracy, one characterized by strong public schools, equity of educational resources, and supported by an involved citizenry.” Many of the leading person-centered educational theorists, activists and practitioners of today joined together as its conveners. I strongly recommend signing up for the Forum’s e-mail newsletter--A MUST-READ. React to the strong convictions and enlightened points of view of the 13 conveners.
George H. Wood
Principal of the Federal Hocking High School and founder of the Forum for Education and Democracy. His book TIME TO LEARN: How to Create High Schools That Serve All Students encompasses inspiring, insightful and practical ideas for all involved with transformation of schools. A MUST-READ 
The Forum’s Guiding Principles for NCLB
The Forum for Education and Democracy’s response to the debate revolving around the reauthorization of ESEA (No Child Left Behind). “Our goal has been, and continues to be, equitable educational opportunity for all so that they may enjoy a future of lifelong learning and engaged citizenship.” AN NCLB MUST-READ
Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor
Founders of The Big Picture Company, who “believe that schools must be personalized, educating every student equally, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME." A MUST-READ 
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor
Linda is a dynamic educational leader with a clear perspective on American educational imperatives. In addition, she is an articulate writer, communicator and down-to-earth educational theorist. Her 1997 THE RIGHT TO LEARN: a Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work is A MUST-READ for any teacher or parent endeavoring to improve schools for kids.
(Further information about Linda Darling-Hammond can be found in School ReDesign Network above as well as on the following Stanford University Faculty link.)
School ReDesign Network
“was established in 2000 at Stanford University to build, capture and share research-based knowledge to transform secondary schools and school systems. Our mission is to help support and sustain equitable districts and schools that are intellectually rigorous, high performing, and designed to help ALL students master the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, career and citizenship.”
Public Education Network
Wendy D. Puriefoy is President of Public Education Network (PEN), the country's largest network of community-based school reform organizations, “supporting local education funds/engaging the public in school reform/taking action”.
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