In this authoritative book, Mr. Temes sets out a straightforward prescription for our schools which centers on the life of the individual teacher and rejects the billion-dollar school reform industry. The book celebrates the power of individual teachers to make a difference in their schools and communities, as forces for bottom-up change. "A cogent and stylish writer who brings zestful insights to his subject. Urgent reading."-Daniel Asa Rose, Forward.
Peter S. Temes is president of the Antioch New England Graduate School and formerly head of the Great Books Foundation. He has taught at every level of American education, including a course on the moral principles of war at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. His has also written The Just War. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.