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In this bestseller and Grawemeyer Award winner, Linda Darling-Hammond offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America’s future and vividly illustrates what the United States needs to do in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that ensures every child the right to learn.

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"Linda has done it again. She combines vision with hands-on policy and school understanding as virtually no one else does. This is a must."
—Deborah Meier, 45 years of experience working in public schools




“We are so fortunate that Linda Darling-Hammond has provided this roadmap for educational excellence for all

children in today's flat world.”
—Richard W. Riley, Former U. S. Secretary of Education




“When Linda Darling-Hammond speaks, America’s teachers
listen!
I listened and learned from her as we together led the National Board

for Professional Teaching Standards and created the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.

Excellent schools are the key to America’s economic future, and superb teaching is the key to great schools. This book makes clear as a

bell how to organize schools for successful teaching and what state and

national policies are required to support it.”
—James B. Hunt, Former Governor of North Carolina




“Anyone who desires a quantum leap in the educational achievements of American students—as opposed to the 'quick fix'—must address the issues raised in this carefully argued and well-documented work.”
—Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education




“Once again Linda Darling-Hammond brings clarity to complexity, thoughtful analysis to politically charged issues, and sound policy recommendations to the hysteria of what to do to save America’s public schools. In this volume the macro meets the micro on terms that let all democratically minded citizens breathe a sigh of relief.”
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison



“Her arguments are sound, rooted in evidence, and unencumbered by the kinds of ideological partisanship that characterizes too much of current debates on education. After reading this book, one will understand why it was that candidate Obama, when seeking advice from the sharpest minds in education, turned to Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond.” —Pedro A. Noguera, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University




"Linda Darling-Hammond has written the definitive description of the problems that drag down the quality and equity of our educational system. Writing with passion, solid scholarship, and compassion, she presents a vision of the changes that are necessary to build a better education system and a brighter future for all our children and our nation."
—Diane Ravitch, New York University, author of
The Death and Life of the Great American School System




“Linda Darling-Hammond’s latest is a profoundly important book. She provides both a powerful rationale and a clear, detailed roadmap for how public education must be transformed to meet the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessment in the 21st century. It is a ‘must-read’ for educators, policymakers, and others concerned about the future of our country in a ‘flat’ world.”
—Tony Wagner, co-director, Harvard Change Leadership Group, author of
The Global Achievement Gap

From the Author:

Dr.Linda Darling-Hammond is currently Charles E. Ducommun professor of education at Stanford University, where she founded and oversees the School Redesign Network. The program works across the nation to transform schools to teach 21st-century skills and support student success through innovations in district and school redesign, as well as in curriculum, teaching, and assessment. She also founded and co-directs the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, which conducts research and policy analysis on issues affecting educational equity and opportunity. Recently, Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the past decade, and she served as the leader of President Barack Obama’s education policy transition team.

Darling-Hammond is past president of the American Educational Research Association, a two-term member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and a member of the National Academy of Education. She served on the White House Advisory Panel’s Resource Group for the National Education Goals, the National Academy’s Panel on the Future of Educational Research, the Academy’s Committee on Teacher Education, and on the boards of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Spencer Foundation, the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, the Center for Teaching Quality, the Alliance for Excellent Education, and the National Council for Educating Black Children.

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