Jim Horn began teaching in 1971 in Sandersville, Ga., just one year after school desegregation convinced most of Washington County's white parents to enroll their children in private academies. He has been an educator most of the time since. He has served as K-12 librarian, high school and middle school English teacher, and for the past 18 years, he has taught at Long Island University, LSUS, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Monmouth University, and Cambridge College. He holds a PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Tennessee. He has published and presented widely in both popular and scholarly venues on social justice issues in education, education reform and accountability, and educational theory and learning in relation to complexity.
Jim is the founder of the blog, Schools Matter, and he contributes at Schools Matter: http://www.schoolsmatter.info. He is an intermittent contributor at Common Dreams. Jim splits his time between Cambridge, MA and Nashville, TN, and he is currently Professor in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.
His most recent book is "Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through 'No Excuses' Teaching."