I WOULD LIKE TO THANK KENNETH L.ANE, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL Center for Excellence in Learning, California State University, San Bernardino, California, for his encouragement and preliminary comments concerning my manuscript.
I also owe gratitude to Nan Stein for not only agreeing to write the Foreword of this book, but also for contributing valuable suggestions about remedies for bullying and sexual harassment.
I am grateful to my editor Tim Sniffin at ASCD for his light yet firm hand while helping to make this second book more reader friendly.
As always, I owe a special debt to my family for their support, their understanding, and their ongoing examples of kindness and sensitivity to the feelings of others.
I would especially like to thank my youngest son Kendric for sharing insightful and thought-provoking comments on discrimination and prejudice, several of which inspired paragraphs in the text.