The Tales from the Classroom Project
What began as an idea has turned into a movement. For some time now public schools in America, and the people who work within them, have been under attack. The attack comes from negative media attention, politicians, and public policies aimed at punitive measures to fix the "Nation at Risk" and that were "Leaving Children Behind." The Tales from the Classroom Team is made up of former and current K-12 public school teachers and scholars who spend countless hours in public schools across the nation who believe that public schools not the cesspools they are portrayed to be.
So we decided to put our time and money where our mouthes are to address the state of American public schools. Through our blog, social media platforms, speaking engagements, and educational consulting services, our team of educational scholars will examine elementary, middle, and high schools in rural, suburban, and urban districts across the United States with the aim of improving schools for students, educators, and families. Through the blog, social media, and our forthcoming book Tales from the Classroom: How Education Policy Really Affects Our Schools, we seek to get you inside the world of education while offering visions for improvement. Through our consulting work, we aim to work with K-12 schools to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, drawing on the unique expertise of our large network of accomplished educational experts to meet the specific needs of schools and districts. Together we bring the strength of scholarship to inform the power of practice.