I just found a book review I wrote for The Elementary School Journal in 1986. The book I reviewed was McDonogh 15: Becoming a School by Lucianne Bond Carmichael, says Joanne Yatvin, a longtime public school educator, author and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, for the Washington Post. (If you’ve never read it, you should get a copy, read it, and hold it close to your heart forever.  Better yet, buy several copies and send them to your federal and state legislators.) Reading it reinforced and expanded my own idea of what a...

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