Monday, July 28, 2008

Planning to Change the World

True ed reform will take a merger of Teach for America like fervor with social justice oriented teachers who see solutions lie way beyond the narrow "all we have to do is get better teachers and close the so-called achievement gap." Add a dolop of those who want to reform teacher unions (not the phony ed reformers who see unions that agree to do away with tenure and teacher rights as "progressive")so they battle for full funding of education and stop looking the other way when money appears magically for wars and bailouts. (Excuse the truncated version.)

Don’t forget—
Order your plan book by Friday, Aug. 1 to receive a discount price.

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Planning to Change the World:
A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers

A NYCoRE and Education for Liberation Publication

Dear NYCoRE Member,

Planning to Change the World continues to excite educators nationwide, with almost 900 books ordered in less than three weeks. Educators from Hawaii to Canada, New York to Puerto Rico are buying this unique resource. You still have time to pre-order yours at the discount price of $14 plus shipping and handling. Orders placed by August 1 will be shipped in August.

Please remind your friends and colleagues that this special offer expires in less than a week. After August 1, the price increases. All proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Education for Liberation Network and the New York Collective of Radical Educators.

Planning to Change the World is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities. This unique resource has all the things you would expect in a lesson plan book plus:

  • Weekly planning pages packed with important social justice birthdays and historical events
  • Lesson plans and resources related to those dates
  • Tips from social justice teachers across the country
  • Inspirational quotes to share with students
  • Thought-provoking essential questions to spark classroom discussions on critical issues
  • Reproducible social justice awards for students

…and much more


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Praise for Planning to Change The World imaginative and innovative idea in the field of education...something that teachers all over the country who have social consciences will find useful.
—Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States

A unique and powerful teaching tool that honors students by bringing to the forefront the stories of their communities.
—Lisa Delpit, author of "Other People's Children"

Useful, hopeful and visionary.
—Wayne Au, Rethinking Schools

Planning to Change the World, for me, is an integration of the multitude of elements that I have tried to combine…to make my classroom a transformative environment.
Cristen Chapman, public high school social studies teacher


Planning to Change the World was created by the New York Collective of Radical Educators and the Education for Liberation Network.

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