AERO E-News 29.09.09

Two items from AERO e-news

Fall Issue of Education Revolution (Available Now!); Free PDF of our Summer Issue! The fall issue of Education Revolution is hot off the press!  This issue is packed with terrific articles and reports from around the world (see earlier post below)  To receive this great issue, become a subscriber or member today.  You can find out how to subscribe at or become a member at

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Dignity in schools: an unexcused absence by Orissa Arend. New Orleans – “A school should not feel like a prison. A school should feel positive, safe and welcoming. A school should feel like a second home. As I walk through the doors of my school, I want to be treated with dignity.” These are the words of Vernard Carter, a rising 10th grade Rethinker at a well-attended press conference held July 23, 2009.

The Rethinkers – or Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools – know how to zero in on the basics. First (in 2007 and 2008) they tackled bathrooms and lunches, with marked success, and now they are addressing safety and dignity. What could be more basic?

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