Passages from Rose's book on the struggles and achievements of America's underprepared. He reflects on students' dreams of literacy, and the yearning to become a better version of one's self.
Mike rose describes the facilities his mother used as a waitress — remembering orders, balancing dishes, chatting with customers — and how she learned those skills.
—a chapter from Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us by Mike Rose
"You can prep kids for a certain kind of test, get a bump in scores, yet not be providing a very good education. The end result is the replication of a troubling pattern in American schooling: poor kids get an education of skills and routine, a lower-tier education, while students in more affluent districts get a robust course of study."
A striking collection of essays, speeches, and books from an eclectic range of perspectives — from Martin Luther King to Bill Gates, from Simón Bolívar to Wendell Berry and Ursula Le Guin — that Novogratz recommends to foster empathy, self-awareness, and a business mindset in the Acumen Fellows.
In this essay, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen calls on physicians to examine how they give meaning to their daily practice and reclaim that meaning in their working lives.
In this speech, given as part of a workshop for Stuttering Foundation, Rabinowitz talks about his life with a stutter and the unexpected gift it became in his life.
In this essay, the famous restaurateur and slow-food advocate Alice Waters describes her experience of a bouillabase in France and how it influenced her shopping habits and seafood selection on the menu.
by John Paul Lederach
Conflict is, among other things, the process of building and sustaining very different perceptions and interpretations of reality.
by John Paul Lederach
In peacebuilding sometimes it takes twenty years to notice a seed has sprouted.
Christianity can be built around isolating ourselves from evildoers and sinners, creating a community of religious piety and moral purity. Christianity tan also be built around joining with the broken sinners and evildoers of our world crying out to God, groaning for grace. Bath are magnetic and contagious.