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Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press

TIME IS TIGHT: Urgent Tasks for Educational Transformation, —Eritrea, South Africa, and the U.S., by Matt Meyer

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TIME IS TIGHT: Urgent Tasks for Educational Transformation, —Eritrea, South Africa, and the U.S., by Matt Meyer

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"Time Is Tight" is an important piece of literature for educators all over the world. If education is to produce a new generation of empowered people, then we need to support literature such as presented in this inspiring book.

-Ela Gandhi, South African Member of Parliament (ANC), from the Foreword

In reviewing what U.S. educators may learn from some of their African counterparts - especially in the areas of cultural cooperation and peace - Matt Meyer's "Time Is Tight" seeks to rebuild a sense of solidarity and good will between peoples that many believe has been squandered these past years. The book's assertion that teachers in the U.S. must address human rights issues right here at home is both refreshing and urgent.

-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA.), Congressional Black Caucus

I've known Matt Meyer for a long time - working to make education in New York City meaningful and powerful for all students. The stories he tells in "Time Is Tight" should be read and listened to by all people who work for freedom and justice: not just for the few, but for everybody.

- Talib Kweli, Hip Hop artist with Black Smith Music, The Beautiful Struggle

Through "Time Is Tight," Matt Meyer compels the reader to view education and reciprocal learning from a Sankofa perspective: we will only know where we are going if we have clear knowledge of from whence we have come. The lessons we learned in examination of Pan-Africanist models of education pose serious challenges to those of us for whom education, and most especially alternative education, is our heart's calling. A very readable, thought-provoking, and serious work.

- Margaret Bing-Wade, Coordinator, National Alliance of Black School Educators (Northeast Region)

About the Author:
MATT MEYER served for ten years as Multicultural Coordinator for New York City's Alternative High Schools and Programs, and is currently Educational Director of a small, alternative public school in Manhattan. He is Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the major North American affiliate of the International Peace Research Association. Co-author, with Bill Sutherland, of Guns and Gandhi in Africa: Pan Africanist Insights on Nonviolence, Armed Struggle, and Liberation, Meyer is also editor of the forthcoming Seeds of New Hope: African Peace Studies for the Twenty-First Century.

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Education, Pedagogy/AFRICA and the U.S.

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