Hornbeck's tenure is memorable for the rancorous and ultimately fruitless battles that he fought with state lawmakers over education funding, including his threat at one point to close down the system entirely if the state continued to shortchange city schools. Although he praises Rendell for his financial support of Philadelphia schools as governor, Hornbeck says he was not always an ally as mayor. The author recounts a conversation prior to his selection in which he asked Ted Kirsch, the union president, about his views of teacher accountability. Hornbeck details why providing excellent public education for all our children requires active support from all of us-not only educators and stakeholders, but community members, political, business, faith and civic leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, the media. His prescription is one of radical reform, carried out with energy, efficiency and a sense of genuine partnership. If she can do that, maybe she can move on from the past.
Why did he will the bulk of his considerable estate to a woman who was most definitely not his wife? Bard expert Laurie Maguire brings her knowledge and love of Shakespeare to bear on the great-and small-challenges that all readers face today. If we are to realize our dreams for public schools and America's children, if Barack Obama's crusade for change is to succeed, this book must be our roadmap and our inspiration. The consequences of our choices are the legacy we leave to our grandchildren. Hornbeck has spent 42 years as an educator, community organizer, and activist, serving as Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Philadelphia Superintendent of Schools, and chair of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Carnegie Corporation's Commission on the Education of Early Adolescents, the Children's Defense Fund, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Chapter I Commission, and the Public Education Network. Among the famous and the infamous whose wills are featured are: George Bernard Shaw, W. But Coe seems to be more interested in their rekindled passion than claiming what she thinks he deserves.
He uses the book to lay out his best thinking on issues of educational policy, taking the opportunity along the way to settle a few scores. In this fascinating tale, Hornbeck is unflinching in identifying both his own missteps as superintendent of the Philadelphia schools, and what it would take to create the conditions in which every American child could receive a quality education. His optimism, wisdom, will-power, and actions have improved the lives of children all over America. Miranda's determined to give back to Coe all that he lost. To read Where There's a Will There's a Way is to better understand how to deal with it. This book breaks new ground. In addition, as president of Common Cause, I am pleased that this book provides powerful reasons that delivering a quality education to every child is the responsibility of all Americans, not just parents and educators.
Along the way he settles a few scores, but most of this book is devoted to lessons he has learned. But he also describes what amounts to a perfect storm of forces assembled to assure that none of his good deeds would go unpunished. The colorful individuals whose Last Will and Testament grace the pages of this book give more than their money away - they give themselves away. This book is about the power of advocacy, the setting of and meeting high standards, and of overcoming the obstacles to education reform. In Choosing Excellence in Public Schools: Where There's a Will, There's a Way, Hornbeck reflects on these tumultuous years in Philadelphia and seeks to draw lessons, both positive and negative.
What forensic detective Gideon Oliver discovers could shake the Torkelsson family tree to its very roots. Hornbeck and Conner set forth a comprehensive, radical agendabased on proven practices and practical experience that will result in education success for virtually all children where faithfully implemented. Michael Heseltine revised the book including a totally new chapter, bringing his reflections up to date and giving his thoughts on events of the Spring and Summer of a highly political year. Choosing Excellence in Public Schools offers its wisdom nested deeply in the very practical and nitty gritty experience of reality at the local, state and national levels. This book explains the origins of the low expectations we have of children, including, notably, children of color, those for whom English is a second language, poor children and children with disabilities. Fundamentally, their book is about will and the importance of mustering it before it is too late for future generations of young Americans to enjoy the comforts and freedoms their parents took for granted.
Following the death of business tycoon Hasmukh Mehta, his family is in for a rude shock: Hasmukh's mischievous will stipulates that they will not inherit his wealth anytime soon and, worse, his mistress must come to stay with them. And to have the last word. Years ago, her father used her teenage romance with Coe Rodas to steal the prototype for a groundbreaking new automotive invention. He faces the reality of continuing high levels of unemployment, sets out his vision of our relationship with the Superpowers. I would have liked to see more details about the successful Family Resource Centers that Hornbeck helped set up in Kentucky as means of connecting needy children with social service providers, and why his efforts to replicate these in Philadelphia came up short. The authors establish that all students can and should learn at high levels. It includes many illustrations from Michael Heseltine's personal life and also his views on the need for a British industrial strategy, the real meaning of the North-South divide, the underlying challenge of the inner cities and the proper role and management of government in attacking these and other problems.
Author: Alex R Carver Publisher: N. This book breaks new ground. Hornbeck's core message is universally applicable. Repeating this tale in every urban school district in the country mocks our nation's promise that all men are created equal. Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Shakespeare Author: Laurie E.
Where There's a Will is a personal testament, a book of ideas, an autobiographical reassessment. Hornbeck writes authoritatively about promising instructional strategies, including early childhood education, small schools, and ways to make better use of instructional time through afterschool programs and other measures. As a bonus they recommend strategies to avoid the problems encountered by Hornbeck in Philadelphia's schools. But before Barney can even call the authorities, a peculiar police captain shows up on the scene to investigate. The book dispels the basis for low expectations.
When Barney finds Guy murdered, he begins to doubt everything he knew about his friend. But while Hasmukh's ghost gleefully watches the proceedings from the sidelines, little does he know that he is in for the biggest surprise of all. It makes clear the economic, demographic, civic, personal and moral imperative to educate all children to high standards and the consequences of not doing so. Now, more than ever, we have to take seriously what he has to say. The man has entered our folklore.
Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout. Coe learned early on that life never goes according to plan. Choosing Excellence in Public Schools: Where There's a Will, There's a Way is a well-written, well-organized text that will be useful to educators at all levels. . This book points the way toward better choices for all children. Rendell, who was mayor when Hornbeck arrived.