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The World Is Flat
Author: Thomas Friedman, published by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, Copyright 2006

Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
Compiled by The National Center On Education and the Economy, published by John Wiley & Sons, copyright 2007. Funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Lumina Foundation for Education.

Getting Down to Facts: A Research Project Examining California’s School Governance and Finance Systems
Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford University, published 2006
http://irepp.stanford.edu/projects/cafinance-studies.htm

Percent Change in Employment, 2004 – 2014 US Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Fix No Child Left Behind
Authors: Claudia Wallis and Sonia Steptoe, Time Magazine, June 4, 2007

New Skills for a New Century
Author: Bob Pearlman, director of strategic planning for the
New Technology Foundation and a consultant on designing twenty-first-century secondary schools, former president of the Autodesk Foundation. June 2006 http://www.newtechfoundation.org/press_articles/06_06_NewSkillNewCentury.pdf

How Computer Games Help Children Learn
Author: David Williamson Shaffer, published by PalGrave MacMillan, copyright December 2006

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Authors: Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, published by Protfolio, a member of the Penguin Group, copyright 2006

Forty Developmental Assets for Adolescents:
A framework for positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
The Search Institute http://www.search-institute.org/assets/

A Hand to Guide Me: Legends and Leaders Celebrate the People Who Shaped Their Lives
Author: Denzel Washington, published by Meredith Books, copyright 2006

Your Natural Gifts: How to Recognize and Develop Them for Success and Self-Fulfillment
Author Margaret E. Broadley, published by EPM Books, copyright 2002
Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation and aptitude assessment center www.jocrf.org