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Much of the current debate in education focuses on the content of school curricula and textbooks. What elements of our history and culture should schools transmit to our children? Is it possible to embody these cultural and intellectual traditions effectively in textbooks?
Reform proposals that ignore the central role of teachers are doomed to failure, argues Gene I. Maeroff in his forthcoming book, The Empowerment of Teachers: Overcoming the Crisis of Confidence.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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