‘The Village Proposal’ to be Published by Rowman & Littlefield

Good news!  My new book titled The Village Proposal: Why Education is a Shared Responsibility is officially under contract with Rowman & Littlefield Education, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. 

As described in an earlier blog post, The Village Proposal is based on the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.  Part education commentary, part memoir, the book analyzes the theme of “shared responsibility” in education, and examines the various entities that have an impact on America’s schools.  Because teachers are the centerpiece of education, the story of my teaching career is told in alternating chapters opposite my commentary on shared responsibility.


Although a release date has not been set by the publisher, I’m working diligently with my editor and hope to see the book on the shelf and in education catalogues by the end of 2011. 


With a large portion of this writing project completed, I hope to get back into the routine of blogging; those that read this blog are aware that entries in 2010 have been few and far between.  I apologize for this.  Between family, grad school, teaching full time (including summer SLAM), and writing a book, time is limited. 


I look forward to the 2010-11 school year, and to welcoming all of my new students and their families.  I also look forward to blogging once again on Chalk and Talk, and reengaging in conversations aimed at strengthening education. 


Thanks to all of you who helped me find a publisher.  I’ll keep you posted on the release date of the book. 




Christopher Paslay