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Perhaps you’ve noticed this disturbing trend in our society: teachers, who just a few years ago were lauded as the underpaid, underappreciated heroes of our communities are now often vilified as lazy, over-compensated, union fat-cats. Frustrated with a system that often fails our students, it seems communities have turned on teachers in an effort to unfairly punish them for a system that is as expensive as it is (often) ineffective.
Mission Possible begins by exploring the why. What’s wrong with American Schools? Through statistics and a brief history lesson, our past and present are put into context. After an overview of how to make school a “magical place,” the book puts its primary concept on the line: that an excellent school is all about the adults: the principal, teachers, and parents who work together to ensure students’ (they call them scholars) success.
If you’re a parent, Mission Possible provides a standard of excellence by which you should judge your own child’s school. If you’re a teacher or school administrator, let Mission Possible inspire you as it has me. We really are in a great profession. The amount of respect and support afforded teachers in the Success Academies is remarkable. We all deserve such a supportive workplace, just as all our kids deserve what great teachers and teaching can bring to them.
I’m raffling off a copy of Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work In Any School by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia. To enter, just leave a comment to this story below with a way to contact you (email preferred) by Friday, August 17th, 5pm EST.
Author and Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz is eager to connect with you via her Facebook Page or Twitter. Anyone involved in education will find her to be a fascinating resource.