The last word: the best commentary and controversy in American education

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2007 - Education - 244 pages
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Celebrating 25 years of Education Week

"For twenty-five years Education Week has been the standard for news and views on American education. In this new publication they offer a rich trove of past opinion pieces from some of America's best education thinkers. This is a great collection of some of the best back-page editorials all in one book."
-Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, Virginia

"Finally! Here's a book filled with thought-provoking, relevant discussions about important issues in education. I can't wait for their Greatest Hits, Volume II."
-Rafe Esquith, 5th grade teacher at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School, Los Angeles, California, and author, Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire and There Are No Shortcuts

"The Last Word chronicles the wisdom and insight of a generation of courageous voices who have put truth to power regarding the importance of shifting the fundamental architecture of education reform. Historian John Hope Franklin said it best when he called public education 'the national responsibility.'"
-Wendy D. Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network, Washington, D.C.

"For twenty-five years our professional discourse has been enriched by Education Week's Commentaries - which are always informative, sometimes inspirational, and frequently controversial. What a pleasure to read the best of the bunch all in one place!"
-Susan Fuhrman, president, Teachers College, Columbia University

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For the past 25 years,Education Week 's "Commentary" section has served as a bellwether of education in America. The newspaper's editors have here gathered the best opinion pieces by some of the most ... Read full review



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EDUCATION WEEK has been the newspaper of record for preK-12 education for the past 25 years.  Covering education-related news, policy, and new research and practice, this weekly publication has over 200,000 readers, and its online component,, averages over 1.2 million page views per month.

Education Week is the flagship publication of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.  EPE first gained prominence for launching The Chronicle of Higher Education (later sold to its editors) which is the newspaper of record for higher education.  Currently, EPE also publishes the monthly Teacher Magazine, annual reports on education quality, and a new job web site for educators called "Agent K-12.

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