Paul F. Cummins was, until recently, the executive director of the New Visions Foundation in Los Angeles. He has been the primary founder of many innovative charter schools in Los Angeles, including the renowned Crossroads School in Santa Monica, where he was also the longtime headmaster. He has published two collections of poetry, A Postcard from Bali (2002) and Under Cover (2009); a book on understanding poetry, Why Poetry? Reflections on Poetry, Writing, and Culture (2016); two books about education, Proceed with Passion: Engaging Students in Meaningful Education (2004), and Two Americas, Two Educations: Funding Quality Schools for all Students (2007); and a memoir, Confessions of a Headmaster (2015).
What’s Wrong with Our Schools and What Can We Do About It?
A manifesto for overcoming educational inequality in America’s schools....