[quote style=”boxed”]The people who determine educational policy have a particular mind set. They seldom interact with those who spend their time in schools. And most educators seldom get to hang out with those who set educational policy today. So we need our own set of talking points, whether we’re on a call-in show or invited to one of those fancy cocktail parties. But here’s the key: We need to agree to use them. [/quote]

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About The Author

Nancy Letts

Nancy Letts consults with school districts, professional organizations and public sector agencies.Her teaching appointments have included public schools in Pennsylvania and New York, and at Pace University and the City University of New York. She and her work have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Teaching K-8 Magazine, Thinking: the Journal of Philosophy for Children, and on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She has been a contributor to the Teachers College Record, The Quarterly at UC Berkeley, and Teaching magazine. Audio tapes include”Building Learning Organizations,” and “Getting Started With Portfolios,” from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her book "Creating the Caring Classroom" is published by Scholastic Professional Books.

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