Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education

Cover image for Vol. 107 Issue 2

October 2008

Volume 107, Issue 2

Pages 1–323

  1. Series Editor's Foreword

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Series Editor's Foreword (pages 1–3)

      Gary D. Fenstermacher

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00151.x

  2. Acknowledgments

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Acknowledgments (pages 4–5)

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00152.x

  3. Chapter

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Prologue: Voices from the Conversation (pages 7–12)

      Mark A. Smylie

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00153_1.x

    2. Why Must I Learn? (page 13)

      Bernard Schoenbaum

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00153_2.x

  4. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. A Talk to Teachers (pages 15–20)

      James Baldwin

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00154.x

    2. The Drill (pages 21–23)

      Ed Burns

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00155_1.x

    3. Quiz Master (page 24)

      Barney Tobey

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00155_2.x

    4. People Expect Great Things From You (pages 25–29)

      Bill Cosby

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00156.x

    5. Athletics and the Education of Boys (pages 30–32)

      Frank Deford

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00157.x

    6. Dancing Through Life (pages 33–34)

      Pierre Dulaine

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00158.x

    7. Civilization's Thin Veneer (pages 35–39)

      Václav Havel

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00159.x

    8. The World of Music (pages 40–43)

      Samuel Hazo

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00160.x

    9. Dear Ann Landers (page 44)

      Eppie Lederer

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00161.x

    10. On Not Winning the Nobel Prize (pages 45–50)

      Doris Lessing

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00162.x

    11. On Teaching and Grades (pages 51–57)

      Robert Pirsig

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00163_1.x

    12. Forget It (page 58)

      Bill Watterson

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00163_2.x

    13. What Is an American Education? (pages 59–63)

      Richard Rodriguez

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00164.x

    14. Expressing Our Imaginations and Feelings (pages 64–68)

      Harold M. Williams

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00165.x

  5. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Global Competition Is the New Reality (pages 69–73)

      David Abney

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00166.x

    2. How to Get Off the Roof (pages 74–76)

      Norman R. Augustine

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00167_1.x

    3. Your Spaceship (page 77)

      Claude Smith

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00167_2.x

    4. The Purpose of Education (pages 78–79)

      Joseph A. Bailey

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00168.x

    5. Commentary (pages 80–82)

      Craig R. Barrett

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00169_1.x

    6. Competitive Edge (page 83)

      Robert Weber

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00169_2.x

    7. Who, What, Why, Where? (page 84)

      Keith L. Black

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00170.x

    8. A Nobel Prize Winner Recalls His Education (pages 85–88)

      Nicolaas Bloembergen

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00171.x

    9. Is Google Making Us Stupid? (pages 89–94)

      Nicholas Carr

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00172.x

    10. Strengthening American Competitiveness for the 21st Century (pages 95–98)

      Bill Gates

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00173_1.x

    11. Your Country's Desperate Need (page 99)

      Whitney Darrow Jr

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00173_2.x

    12. On the Threshold of the 21st Century: Comments on Science Education (pages 100–106)

      Leon M. Lederman

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00174.x

    13. Great Teachers and Great Effort: Two Keys to a Great Education (pages 107–109)

      Lowell Milken

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00175.x

    14. The Promise of Education (pages 110–112)

      Christopher Nordlinger

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00176.x

    15. Demographics Must Not Be Destiny (pages 113–115)

      Andy Stern

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00177.x

    16. An Extraordinary Opportunity Wasted on Youth (page 116)

      Sam Zell

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00178.x

  6. Part Three: Voices From Education

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Let Teenagers Try Adulthood (pages 117–121)

      Leon Botstein

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00179_1.x

    2. Who Are You? (page 122)

      Barney Tobey

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00179_2.x

    3. Remarks to UNESCO Plenary Session, Paris, France (pages 123–127)

      Laura Bush

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00180.x

    4. Education and the Economy (pages 128–130)

      Geoffrey Canada

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00181.x

    5. Regaining the Thought-Action Continuum: A New Liberal Arts (pages 131–135)

      Elizabeth Coleman

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00182.x

    6. How Public Education Cripples Our Kids and Why (pages 136–140)

      John Taylor Gatto

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00183_1.x

    7. Such A Mess (page 141)

      Joseph Mirachi

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00183_2.x

    8. Dear Teacher (page 142)

      anonymous

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00184.x

    9. What Our 17-Year-Olds Know (pages 143–146)

      Frederick M. Hess

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00185_1.x

    10. This Algebra Is Driving Me Nuts! (page 147)

      Jeff. Mcnelly

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00185_2.x

    11. To Sustain the American Dream (pages 148–151)

      Arthur Levine

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00186_1.x

    12. Are There Any Questions? (page 152)

      Mel Lazarus

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00186_2.x

    13. Pass or Fail (pages 153–154)

      Will Okun

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00187.x

    14. Where the Process Begins (pages 155–156)

      Vivian Gussin Paley

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00188_1.x

    15. Try Not To Worry (page 157)

      Charles E Martin

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00188_2.x

    16. Posteriores Calcate! (pages 158–160)

      Aaron Parrett

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00189.x

    17. My Graduation Speech (pages 161–164)

      Neil Postman

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00190.x

    18. Finding Our Way (pages 165–170)

      Mike Rose

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00191.x

  7. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Labor and Management Must Work Together (pages 171–174)

      Elaine L. Chao

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00192.x

    2. American Education—American Competitiveness (pages 175–176)

      Bill Clinton

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00193.x

    3. A World Without Public Schools (pages 177–180)

      David Gelernter

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00194_1.x

    4. A Certain Panache (page 181)

      William Hamilton

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00194_2.x

    5. A Prosperity Agenda for the 21st Century (pages 182–186)

      Newt Gingrich

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00195.x

    6. Huckabee Extols Higher Education (page 187)

      Mike Huckabee

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00196_1.x

    7. Lifetime Earnings (page 188)

      Lee Lorenz

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00196_2.x

    8. JBS on Public Education (pages 189–190)

      the john birch society

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00197.x

    9. Values and Purposes of Education and Skills (pages 191–194)

      liberal democrats online policy consultation group

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00198.x

    10. Service to America (pages 195–197)

      John Mccain

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00199.x

    11. Our Kids, Our Future (pages 198–201)

      Barack Obama

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00200.x

    12. Make Ripples of Your Own (pages 202–208)

      Alan C. Page

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00201.x

    13. Moral Strength and Education (pages 209–212)

      Colin Powell

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00202_1.x

    14. Our Day (page 213)

      Barbara Smaller

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00202_2.x

    15. Speech at the South Carolina March for Equity in Education (pages 214–216)

      Richard W. Riley

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00203.x

  8. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Statement on Public Education (pages 217–220)

      american jewish committee

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00204.x

    2. The Real Purpose of Education (pages 221–222)

      Khalid Baig

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00205_1.x

    3. That Sort Of Thing (page 223)

      Alice Harvey

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00205_2.x

    4. Aims of Buddhist Education (pages 224–226)

      Bhikkhu Bodhi

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00206_1.x

    5. Winning (page 227)

      Lee Lorenz

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00206_2.x

    6. The Purpose of Education (pages 228–229)

      Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00207_1.x

    7. Lovely Innocence (page 230)

      Robert Weber

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00207_2.x

    8. For Wonder, in Wonder (pages 231–232)

      Martin E. Marty

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00208.x

    9. The Churches and the Public Schools at the Close of the Twentieth Century (pages 233–238)

      national council of the churches of christ, u.s.a.

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00209.x

  9. Part Six: Voices From the Media

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. Find Your Voice as a World Citizen (pages 239–243)

      Christiane Amanpour

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00210.x

    2. Education Is Supposed to Make You Rich, Not Wealthy (pages 247–249)

      Simon Barnes

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00212_1.x

    3. Life's Report Card (page 250)

      William Hamilton

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00212_2.x

    4. The Biggest Issue (pages 251–253)

      David Brooks

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00213.x

    5. The Purpose of Education (pages 254–255)

      Tom Campbell

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00214.x

    6. Hope in the Unseen (pages 256–258)

      Thomas L. Friedman

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00215.x

    7. The Luckiest Girl (pages 259–261)

      Nicholas D. Kristof

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00216.x

    8. If at First You Don't Succeed Enough (pages 265–268)

      Abigail Sullivan Moore

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00218_1.x

    9. Too Early (page 269)

      Robert J. Day

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00218_2.x

    10. Build a Future We Can Be Proud Of (pages 273–276)

      Tim Russert

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00220.x

  10. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals

    1. Top of page
    2. Series Editor's Foreword
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Chapter
    5. Part One: Voices From Arts and Entertainment
    6. Part Two: Voices From Business, Science, and Technology
    7. Part Three: Voices From Education
    8. Part Four: Voices From Political and Civic Leadership
    9. Part Five: Voices From Religious and Spiritual Leadership
    10. Part Six: Voices From the Media
    11. Part Seven: Voices for Education and the Promotion of Democratic Ideals
    1. ‘Here's The Story’ (pages 281–283)

      David Miller

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00222_1.x

    2. Education for Democracy: A Statement Signed by Over 100 Distinguished Leaders (pages 284–288)

      albert shanker institute

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00222_2.x

    3. Solving Problems and Building Communities (pages 289–293)

      Richard Lee Colvin

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00223.x

    4. On Civics Education (pages 294–297)

      Richard Dreyfuss

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00224.x

    5. Why Do We Educate So Many So Poorly in a Democratic Society? (pages 298–303)

      Lynn Huntley

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00225.x

    6. The Fundamental Purpose of Education is Democracy (pages 304–306)

      Sean Kershaw

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00226.x

    7. Why Educate? (pages 307–310)

      Martha Minow

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00227_1.x

    8. You Have The Right To Remain Silent (page 311)

      Jeff Danziger

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00227_2.x

    9. Good Citizenship: The Purpose of Education (pages 312–320)

      Eleanor Roosevelt

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00228.x

    10. On My Mind: Educating for Freedom (pages 321–323)

      A.m. Rosenthal

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7984.2008.00229.x

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