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Into the Words…Recalling Our History

The Domestic Expression of “Educate a Child: Transform the World” To learn more about and participate in the domestic component of this initiative, go to pcusa.org/child. The 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in a very welcome

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Into the Words…Recalling Our History

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The Domestic Expression of “Educate a Child: Transform the World” To learn more about and participate in the domestic component of this initiative, go to pcusa.org/child. The 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in a very welcome action, affirmed what is known as the Educate A Child

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Struggles and Sacrifices

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Broken Places in our Education Systems Public Schools and the Public Good: The Social Contract We Have ‘Left Behind’, Jan Resseger “In a democracy, we are responsible, through our elected representatives, for ensuring that our public institutions distribute opportunity to all children, not just to some.” Read Article sdf Brown

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The Vocation of Education

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A Family Story Lora and Bruce Whearty, elementary school teachers from Montana, accepted a call to serve as educational mission co-workers through the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1992. They resigned from their jobs, sold their home and most of their possessions, and moved with their two daughters to Vanuatu, a

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Our Theology of Public Education

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Reformed Christians have worked tirelessly to establish and strengthen universal public education in every nation and time where they have found themselves. This work has been inspired by theological beliefs that have been part of our tradition since the momentous Consistory meeting that established the Reformation and instituted universal public

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Setting the Stage

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Why Education? The title of this issue, ‘A Pedagogy for the Distressed’, echoes Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a seminal work both for critical pedagogy and liberation theology. Many are distressed about the state of education, both in the U.S. and around the world, and yet most if not

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Interview with Laura Tornello

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Unbound: What is your role in the education system? Laura: I teach 11th and 12th grade English. Unbound: At what type of school do you work? Laura: I work at a suburban public high school in northern Virginia. Unbound: Tell me about the demographics of your students. Laura: My students

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Interview with Jim Irby

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Unbound: What was your role in the education system? Jim: I worked with a nonprofit organization that partners with schools to provide small-group and one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and encouragement. Additionally, I provided after-school and summer programming for students and designed extracurricular activities to create a positive school climate. Unbound: At what

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Interview with Melissa Woods

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Unbound: What was your role in the education system? Melissa: I am a former 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher, GED tutor for ages 16-22, and MCAS (Massachusetts state test) tutor for ages 16-22. Unbound: At what type of school did you work? Melissa: I worked in two public schools,

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