As many of you know, I have spent a good portion of my time over the past 20 years or so on public education reform, and recently I had the opportunity to assist and advise in a small way with the publication of a new book with fresh ideas about education reform, primarily in Texas, but applicable in many ways across the country. The book, recently released, is Saving Public Education: Setting Teachers Free to Teach, by my long time friend, Kent Grusendorf.
No one is more qualified to identify the current deficiencies of public education and recommend strategies to address them than Kent Grusendorf. He has spent much of his professional life in this pursuit as a ten term member of the Texas House of Representatives, including four years as Chairman of its Public Education Committee. His book reflects thoughtful reflection on this legacy, outlines a bold transformational response to the challenges we face in delivering quality public education to our children and our future, and restores the classroom teacher to the primary leadership role in this transformation. It deserves wide dissemination among education opinion leaders.