Principal's Passion: A Quest for Quality Public Education
Susan Colton offers firsthand perspectives on the necessary changes that will benefit students, teachers, and parents and create a school culture in which children can truly thrive and advance, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. She gives an insider viewpoint on how public education has become a big business, and how communities can work together to take back their neighborhood schools. More
Will We Let the End of Public Education Be the End of Our Democracy?
Are you a teacher who is tired of teaching to the test, and who feels constrained and dismissed by arbitrary evaluation systems?
Are you a parent who wants your child to be excited about going to school every day instead of having test anxiety? Would you like to be more involved in your neighborhood school?
Do you have professional expertise and a wealth of experience to offer students, teachers, and families? Would you like to lend your talents to local schools to prepare the next generation of citizens and workers?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then fasten your seat belt and answer the call to action in Principal’s Passion: A Quest for Quality Public Education. Susan Colton will guide you through a successful, common-sense process to transform our public schools. You will learn how to:
• Create an innovative learning environment that engages all students.
• Promote your school and build relationships with internal and external customers.
• Invite local and state decision makers to experience the incredible work achieved by students and teachers.
• Engage diverse school communities and restore trust in public education.
Susan Colton offers firsthand perspectives on the necessary changes that will benefit students, teachers, and parents and create a school culture in which children can truly thrive and advance, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. She also gives an insider viewpoint on how public education has become a big business, and how communities can work together to take back their neighborhood schools.
"Susan Colton has written an extraordinary book that is a must read for all educators. It shows the path I believe we must take if we are to preserve excellence in education for the next generation that faces a changed world with new and daunting challenges that we can, and must, overcome."
—Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Founder of Operation Respect
"As principal, Susan Colton was the standard-bearer for being a leader of leaders. Susan is using her knowledge and experience to save public education from those more concerned with serving special interests than serving the common good. Principal's Passion is a call for the rest of us to join the quest."
—George Thompson, President and Chairman of the Board, Schlechty Center
"As principal, Mrs. Colton's leadership allowed me the freedom to express myself creatively, try new things daily, and gave me the foundation that led me to an amazing acting career in Los Angeles."
—Carlie Craig, SAG_AFTRA Actress, Singer, Comedian, Entertainer and Former Student
"I visited Principal Colton's school with Japanese school teachers. We were deeply impressed by an atmosphere of welcome in every classroom, for every student. Principal's Passion shows us the importance of collaborative culture in public schools."
—Dr. Hirofumi Hamada, Professor, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan
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