Opponents of the Annales School: J. Tendler
An elaborate collection of the greatest Indiana high school basketball stories - newly updated! It is often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball, now newly revised, centers on those special people who have played the game - their stories, their passion, their drive for excellence, their laughs, and their tears. This is a book about Lebanon schoolboy hero Rick Mount, the first prep basketball player ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it’s about Gene Cato, the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s former commissioner whose father - his high school coach - would not put the young scoring phenomenon into a game until his team’s fans demanded it; it’s also about Marion’s ´´Purple Reign” - consecutive state championships in 1985, 1986, and 1987 when the Giants were the most important game on every opponent’s schedule. John Wooden, Bobby Plump, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey - it’s as easy for an Indiana high school basketball fan to roll the names off the tongue as it is to find the broadcast of a high school game on AM radio on any Friday night during an Indiana winter. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball is not so much about statistics and winning streaks as it is about the personalities and emotions of those who created a phenomenon that became a way of life in the Hoosier State. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008735/bk_adbl_008735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of American children are trapped in failing public schools because their parents lack the money to send them to private schools or move to better public-school districts. In Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, the most important education case since Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2002 opened the door for school vouchers and other forms of school choice. In Voucher Wars, Clint Bolick recounts the dramatic 12 year struggle to finally give families a choice in education. Because of the untiring work of Bolick, the man who began and nourished the legal battle for school choice, underprivileged children now have an opportunity for a better education. As the central figure in the legal battle over school choice, Bolick tells the story from the inside. Beginning the journey in Milwaukee with choice pioneer Polly Williams and going on to Maine, Vermont, Florida, and Ohio, he shares his personal insights, frustrations, and triumphs. Bolick also shows how the education establishment, particularly the teachers´ unions, fights at every step against parental choice in education. In spite of the enormous power held by the opponents of school choice, Bolick and his colleagues triumphed. The battle for school choice isn´t over, so Bolick provides a useful blueprint of the road ahead and describes how to apply the lessons learned from the past struggle. Supporters of school choice can take these lessons to heart as they face the challenges ahead. The freedom movement generally has a lot to learn from the school choice movement. The battle for school choice is a textbook example of how to reduce the power and scope of government. Bolick shows people who want to expand liberty how to do so, through not only words but also actions. Bolick´s account of the school choice battle shows how confidence, determination, and perseverance can triumph in the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000862/bk_blak_000862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this genial and challenging overview of endless debates over school reform, Rick Hess shows that even bitter opponents in debates about how to improve schools agree on much more than they realize - and that much of it must change radically. Cutting through the tangled thickets of right- and left-wing dogma, he clears the ground for transformation of the American school system. Whatever they think of school vouchers or charter schools, teacher merit pay or bilingual education, most educators and advocates take many other things for granted. The one-teacher–one-classroom model. The professional full-time teacher. Students grouped in age-defined grades. The nine-month calendar. Top-down local district control. All were innovative and exciting - in the 19th century. As Hess shows, the system hasn´t changed since most Americans lived on farms and in villages, since school taught you to read, write, and do arithmetic, and since only an elite went to high school, let alone college. Arguing that a fundamentally 19th-century system can´t be right for a 21st-century world, Hess suggests that uniformity gets in the way of quality, and urges us to create a much wider variety of schools, to meet a greater range of needs for different kinds of talents, needed by a vastly more complex and demanding society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002862/bk_acx0_002862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called ´´the team that invented football´´, they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. But this is not just an underdog story. It´s an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved - and exploitative - pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002189/bk_lili_002189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bills to pay, decisions to make, bosses to please, commitments to fulfill, relationships to mend, fears to suppress - all circumstances that seem to drive the ball down the field of life poised to score again. We try to fight back but our opponent is relentless, tough, and intimidating. Are you tired of living life day to day, letting your circumstances win, while you fight just to get by? Follow the journey of Mike Shelby as he hits rock bottom and then stumbles upon an old notebook from his past that holds a proven secret to success. Mike re-discovers that there are seven traits he must master in order to live the life he is capable of living. As Mike´s heart changes so does his will to win as a husband, a father, a businessman, and a leader. The time has come for you to take the momentum away from your circumstances and put it back on your side. As you discover the lessons that were the secret behind the success of a Texas high school football dynasty, you will also discover just how relevant those lessons can be for you today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Kessel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077310/bk_acx0_077310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can´t make up their minds, robots, aliens, friends, rivals, enemies, natural disasters, secret admirers, and her own shyness. Now she has only one opponent left. Her own super power... and the other Penny who stole it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012910/bk_tant_012910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1903, over 300 Indian children from across America lived at the Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School in a remote, isolated valley in Montana. Among the children were a handful of teenage girls, many who had only lived in tepees. They quickly learned to play basketball and resoundingly crushed all opponents, including men´s and women´s university teams. After the games, the girls recited Shelley and Longfellow, played mandolins and violins, sang, danced, and pantomimed.In less than one year after first seeing a basketball, they were crowned the first world champions of basketball at St. Louis´ 1904 World´s Fair. Millions saw them and gained a deeper understanding and love for Indians. This is the story of that team, seen through the eyes of star player, Minnie Burton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001760/bk_blak_001760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Moller and Susan Chamberlin on the future of federalism at the Supreme Court; Bob Barr on why the Patriot Act is unnecessary to fight terrorism; Peter Van Doren on how health insurance impacts our medical choices; South African entrepreneur Moeletsi Mbeki on Africa´s wealth drain; Andrew Coulson on answering opponents of school choice with success stories from other countries; and Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on the deep roots of support for the American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/050901/sp_cato_050901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.