Schools Cannot Do It Alone

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Date Published 07/14/10
Author(s) Jamie Robert Vollmer
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Schools Cannot Do It Alone tells of Jamie Vollmer, businessman and attorney, as he travels through the land of public education. His encounter with blueberries, bell curves, and smelly eighth graders lead him to two critical discoveries. First, we have a systems problem, not a people problem. We must change the system to get the graduates we need. Second, we cannot touch the system without touching the culture of the surrounding town; everything that goes on inside a school is tied to local attitudes, values, traditions, and beliefs. Drawing on his work in hundreds of districts, Jamie offers teachers, administrators, board members, and their allies a practical program to secure the understanding, trust, permission, and support they need to change the system and increase student success.

"Vollmer has written a tonic for every educator's soul! Teachers, administrators, and school board members will LOVE this message. His solutions are radical, sensible, and, above all, doable. Read this book and then act, whether you are a parent, educator, or citizen who cares about our country." -- Anne L. Bryant

Publication Details

Groups NSBA
NSBA Item # 07-980
NSBA Item # 07-980
ISBN/ISSN 97-0982756904
Pages 230
Publisher Jamie Vollmer Inc
Publisher Phone 641-472-1558
Media Type Softcover

Contact Information

National School Boards Association
1680 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-7590 (Fax)