and Transformation, individuals and organizations working
to transform our schools around the world.
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Transforming our schools for the betterment of
all people and for the future of our planet is an imperative.
|*Penelope Torribio is the author of"Future
in Our Hands, what everyone should know about education."
This book explains how educational decisions are made and
ends with the statement that we own our schools and we
can transform them. "Future in Our Hands received
the Golden Leaves Award from Cal Poly University, Pomona.
"You are not a black hole that needs to be filled;
you are a light that needs to be shined."
The primary purpose of 1 World Education is be a resource
to help connect all the individuals and groups who are working
for superior schools. We are also asking you to join
and we will join you so that we have the numbers of people
to bring about this change, beginning now.
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The big question is, how do we unit these individuals
and groups together so that we have the power to transform
Institutions, as you know, are resistant to change and the
structure of the U.S. educational system places the power
for decision making in regards to education in the hands
of the individual states. We don't have a unified school
system to transform. To further complicate matters some of
states have given over their power for making education decisions
to individual districts.
The federal government makes impact in education not through
it legal power, but through programs they are willing to
fund and the requirements they make of the individual schools
to get this fund money. In other words our educational
system is complex.*
The only way we can have a more unified system is for millions
of individuals to demand the changes needed in our schools,
regardless of the district or state they live in .
The first step is to decide upon a unified philosophy of
education, stating clearly what we can all agree upon. At
the same time we need to reach out to people in stores and
auto repair shops and on the internet and at PTA meeting,
reaching out everywhere to make people aware that we
need to transform our schools, and that by joining together
we can create more effective, kinder schools which support
the talents of individuals, creates an environment of
social caring while promoting excellence in educational curriculum.
To this end we have created 1worldeducation.com
Please sign our email list, contribute to blogger and send
links that we should all know about. Let's unit in our
common cause of establishing fantastic schools for all
So many great ideas and great practices, but to make global
change we must unit top level principals of these great ideas
Join us, we will join you and please send
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help us be connected with those working for a great leap
in global education for better thinking, better learning,
and better living.