For more information about this author visit www.JeremyShorter.net. Best-selling author Jeremy Shorter was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and lived in the inner city. He graduated from high school and later started seeking work in the film industry. While out of school, he started during research on his true heritage. In the course of his research, he has uncovered startling evidence indicating that his true heritage stems back to the ancient biblical Hebrew Israelites. He later went on to create a website called Israelites Unite. While researching, he found out about himself and his people. Later on, he compiled all the research that he had from his site and decided to publish a book about his findings. Read more about his research at www.IsraellitesUnite.com.
As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the cause of America's deteriorating school system and to propose remedies for those committed to their children's best interests in education. He maintains that education is essentially religious because it deals with the basic questions about life that require spiritual answers-reading and writing are simply the tools. Offering a review of classical education and the history of this movement, Wilson also reflects on his own involvement in the process of creating educational institutions that embrace that style of learning. He details elements needed in a useful curriculum, including a list of literary classics. Readers will see that classical education offers the best opportunity for academic achievement, character growth, and spiritual education, and that such quality cannot be duplicated in a religiously-neutral environment.
Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, becausethey care deeply about their students and about their subject. Butthe demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Isit possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we cancontinue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to ourstudents?
In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers onan inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and theirstudents -- and recovering their passion for one of the mostdifficult and important of human endeavors.