What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America


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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.67 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author

Ted Dintersmith is a partner emeritus with Charles River Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm. Ted has twenty-five years of venture experience, focusing on software, information services, direct- and web-based marketing, and publishing companies. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on innovation and entrepreneurship.


". . . a passionate manifesto for forms of education that do justice to the deep talents and diverse futures of all our children. It's essential reading . . ." -- Sir Ken Robinson

"Put down whatever you are reading. Do you hear me? Put. It. Down. And pick up this inspirational tour of the 'Best Places to Go' in education innovation." -- Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President, National Education Association

". . . hands down the best book on education that I've read in a very long time. Read it and act!" -- Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators

" . . gives us tremendous insight and hope about what works to create and sustain powerful schools." -- Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

"Everyone tells us the education system is broken, with a pet theory for how to fix it. Dintersmith did something different. He listened." -- Dan Heath

". . . a thought-provoking and inspiring look at our education system, from the perspective of an innovation expert . . ." -- Linda Darling-Hammond

". . . a message of hope presented through the stories of scores of fearless educators who dare to do things better. A must-read." -- Pasi Sahlberg

"What makes the book special is that it conveys its message through so many innovative and yet concrete and replicable examples that will challenge anyone in whatever context to step back and reimagine education." -- Andreas Schleicher

". . . a powerful book that will inspire parents and teachers." -- Nancy Faust Sizer, coauthor of The Students Are Watching

". . . an inspiring and deeply moving tour of the best in American education." - John Merrow, PBS NewsHour education correspondent

"Very few books can leave you feeling both mad as hell and hopeful. This is one of them." -- Andrew McAfee, coauthor of Machine
Crowd and The Second Machine Age

". . . fuels a vitally important discussion about the need to transform education" - Doug Burgum, Governor, state of North Dakota

". . . can help all policymakers focus on what actually works as we move this important discussion forward."--U.S. Senator and former New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

". . . a critically important book that every educator should read and use." -- Brad Gustafson, elementary school principal and author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students