Interviewer vs. Interviewer

Interviewer vs. Interviewer
( Click on picture to view) Elizabeth Lund--Host of Poetic Lines interviews Host of Poet to Poet-- Doug Holder

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 15, 2010; Poet Educator Len Solo

June 15, 2010: My guest will be educator and poet Len Solo. Len is the author of the new book:

"Making An Extraordinary School: The Work of Ordinary People"

Forewords by Jonathan Kozol & Roland S. Barth

"One of the country's outstanding schools"
-Redbook Magazine

"The Disney's Spotlight School of the Year, 2000"

"What a gift! Making an Extraordinary School offers an enlightened and enlightening alternative to what so many today must experience and endure in schools. It offers a powerful example of a better way."
-Roland S. Barth

"Len Solo's beautiful and tremendously useful story of the Graham & Parks School is one of those rare works on education that is a genuine joy to read"
-Jonathan Kozol

Len Solo has been an educator for most of his professional work life. He has been a public high school teacher of English, math, and social studies; founder of a small, private alternative school in Atlantic City (Atlantic County New School); founder and department chairperson of the Teacher Drop-Out Center at Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey; principal for twenty-seven years at Graham & Parks Alternative Public School in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and is currently an education consultant. He is also a painter, writer, and poet.

Len’s books include: Landscape of the Misty Eye, with Steve Weitzman; Rooted in Place; Making an Extraordinary School: The Work of Ordinary People; The Magic of Light; and has most recently contributed an essay in the anthology, Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories.