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"Crazy how small the national ed reform community is." Apr 15, 2014 02:06PM

 
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The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
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Disappointing. I really like Mr. Carr's work, but this one is just not as good as his previous stuff. Yes, machines are changing us, and we need to be wary, but especially in the last chapter, when Mr. Carr goes general, he leaves me wanting more evi ...more
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No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
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Before seeing *Citizenfour,* I didn't even know who Glenn Greenwald was. That's not good. So I decided to pick up this book, and now I have a lot of respect for him and his journalism. Even though Edward Snowden took the biggest risk, it takes courag ...more
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We Don't Need Another Hero by Gregory Michie
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“My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
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“Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads.
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And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. They read because they live in an often-terrible world. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that books-especially the dark and dangerous ones-will save them.”
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Mark Isero is on page 80 of 160 of We Don't Need Another Hero: Just finished "Fire and Water." I really respect Mr. Michie's approach to teaching.
We Don't Need Another Hero by Gregory Michie
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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Though I wanted to like this book, I didn't.

On the one hand, it is refreshing that a book about growing up and sexuality and maybe-being-gay doesn't depend on or obsess about labels or expectations or stereotypes. That was great, particularly because
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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Sherman Alexie
“Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads.


And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. They read because they live in an often-terrible world. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that books-especially the dark and dangerous ones-will save them.


Sherman Alexie

Chinua Achebe
“We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. The Igbo, always practical, put it concretely in their proverb Onye ji onye n'ani ji onwe ya: "He who will hold another down in the mud must stay in the mud to keep him down.”
Chinua Achebe, The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays

Sherman Alexie
“As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcott’s March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, vampires, and evil clowns in Stephen King’s books. I read books about monsters and monstrous things, often written with monstrous language, because they taught me how to battle the real monsters in my life.

And now I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I don’t write to protect them. It’s far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed.”
Sherman Alexie

César Chávez
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.

Cesar Chavez
Address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 1984 ”
César Chávez

Frederick Douglass
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
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