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

Last Updated: August 01, 2004

Letters to the Next President

Edited by Carl Glickman
Teachers College Press, February 2004

This collection of more then 30 letters addressing our next president is written by education experts, elected officials, practitioners, students, community leaders and parents. It offers suggestions on solving critical problems in public education. Discussions on higher standards, comprehensive assessments, equitable funding resources, teacher retention and saving small schools are among the many issues addressed in the letters.

The issues of America's rural schools are well represented in letters by Rachel B. Tompkins, President of the Rural Trust, rural Vermont school superintendent William Mathis, and the Navajo teenagers of Little Singer Community School in rural Arizona, among others.

The book is $14.95 and is available at www.teacherscollegepress.com.