April 2012 . Volume 69. Number 7
College, Careers, Citizenship EL
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10 A Common Core
The common core state standards offer
schools an opportunity to advance equity
16 One Degree of Separation
Former students tell why a college diploma
is beyond their reach.
22 Failing Liberty 101
How do we teach students to care deeply
about their country?
28 College and Career Readiness:
Same or Different?
David T. Conley and Charis McGaughy
The debate about whether high school
is for job training or college prep is over.
35 Pathways to Prosperity
William C. Symonds
Why we need more and better career education
40 Ready, Willing, and Able
Suzanne M. Bouffard
and Mandy Savitz-Romer
Motivating students to aspire to college and
career requires a developmental approach.
44 How to Talk
If students are to navigate public life, they
must know how to talk about their religious
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor makes the
case for rebuilding civics education.
56 Finding Pivotal Moments
At crucial times, educators have the capacity
to change students’ lives.
60 Gateways, Not Gatekeepers
What schools can do to address barriers to
college readiness for all.