The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy

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Edited Volume

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Peter Lang Publishing

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New York




The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy is authored by educators who feel compelled to make their voices heard -- fueled by their passion for authentic learning, their vision for the future of education, and their deep concern with the nurturing of our democracy, which they believe is being endangered by market logic decisions in educational policy. The book is intended as a thoughtful affirmation of the very tenets of President Obama’s articulated, hopeful vision for this nation, not as mere empty or cynical critique of his policies. However, the book is also a challenge to President Obama to examine the contradictions in his stated philosophy and his policies. The book is a concomitant plea to translate his beliefs into political action and to, thus, transform hope into reality. Ultimately, the authors express their genuine commitment and eagerness to work hand in hand with President Obama in educational reform and to attain his articulated vision of Yes, we can.


Obama and education, educators' voices, politics of education, educational leadership, education and democracy; sociology of education, philosophy of education


American Politics | Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Sociology | Politics and Social Change | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

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