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The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
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Once again, Louise Penny writes a story to fall into with characters one can feel are friends. She never disappoints!
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“Congress and state legislatures should not tell teachers how to teach, any more than they should tell surgeons how to perform operations.”
Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

“What should we think of someone who never admits error, never entertains doubt but adheres unflinchingly to the same ideas all his life, regardless of new evidence? Doubt and skepticism are signs of rationality. When we are too certain of our opinions, we run the risk of ignoring any evidence that conflicts with our views. It is doubt that shows we are still thinking, still willing to reexamine hardened beliefs when confronted with new facts and new evidence.”
Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

“Our schools will not improve if we continue to focus only on reading and mathematics while ignoring the other studies that are essential elements of a good education. Schools that expect nothing more of their students than mastery of basic skills will not produce graduates who are ready for college or the modern workplace.

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Our schools will not improve if we value only what tests measure. The tests we have now provide useful information about students' progress in reading and mathematics, but they cannot measure what matters most in education....What is tested may ultimately be less important that what is untested...

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Our schools will not improve if we continue to close neighborhood schools in the name of reform. Neighborhood schools are often the anchors of their communities, a steady presence that helps to cement the bond of community among neighbors.

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Our schools cannot improve if charter schools siphon away the most motivated students and their families in the poorest communities from the regular public schools.

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Our schools will not improve if we continue to drive away experienced principals and replace them with neophytes who have taken a leadership training course but have little or no experience as teachers.

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Our schools cannot be improved if we ignore the disadvantages associated with poverty that affect children's ability to learn. Children who have grown up in poverty need extra resources, including preschool and medical care.”
Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Louise Penny
“Where there is love there is courage,
where there is courage there is peace,
where there is peace there is God.
And when you have God, you have everything.”
Louise Penny, The Brutal Telling

Henry David Thoreau
“I was determined to know beans.”
Henry David Thoreau

5558 Higher Education — 23 members — last activity Jul 22, 2014 07:48AM
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71338 Central Florida Book Lovers — 17 members — last activity Jun 28, 2013 12:35AM
This is a book club group for those in the Central Florida area. I have an English Lit degree from UCF, and have missed having intellectual conversati ...more
114 Educator Book Club — 662 members — last activity Oct 26, 2014 04:18AM
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Do you love mysteries written in the "English" style? I define the "English" mystery style as heavy on plot, character development and, perhaps most i ...more
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