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  • Author:
    Tierney Cahill
  • ISBN:
    0345505778
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345505774
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  • Publisher:
    Ballantine Books (October 14, 2008)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Americas
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In 2000, nominated by her students’ parents, Cahill was awarded the Best in Education Award from the Reno Gazette-Journal, as well as the Women’s Role Model Award from Nevada’s attorney general. Linden Gross is a bestselling author and co-author. Living in the dorms was like being in the United Nations, and the more I heard about my fellow students’ experiences growing up in places like Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York, the more I realized that they came from a world I had never experienced. My grandparents were poor Irish Catho- lics.

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One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth-Grade Class, and the Election That Changed Their Lives Forever. Tierney Cahill and Linden Gross. Ms. Cahill for Congress is the inspiring story of an exceptional teacher who proved that anyone really can run for office–and even without money or connections, make a difference in a great many lives.

This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill

One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth-Grade Class, and the Election That Changed Their Lives Forever. When she told the kids that in a democracy anyone can run for office, they dared her to prove it – by running herself. She accepted their challenge on one condition: that they, her students, manage the campaign. A single mom with three kids and more than one job to make ends meet, Cahill was in for a decidedly uphill battle, especially as a Democrat in largely Republican Reno, Nevada.

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The remarkable story of a teacher who ran a grassroots campaign for Congress . . . from her sixth-grade classroom“You can’t run for office in this country unless you’re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.” This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill. When she told the kids that in a democracy anyone can run for office, they dared her to prove it–by running herself. She accepted their challenge on one condition: that they, her students, manage the campaign.A single mom with three kids and more than one job to make ends meet, Cahill was in for a decidedly uphill battle, especially as a Democrat in largely Republican Reno, Nevada. But Cahill had always felt a responsibility to make a positive impact on an increasingly inequitable world. With her eager students leading the way, and a war chest of just seven thousand dollars (compared to opponents with one hundred times the funds), Cahill not only got her name on the ballot but she won the Democratic primary. And as the campaign moved forward, Cahill’s students blossomed beyond her wildest expectations.Ms. Cahill for Congress is the inspiring story of an exceptional teacher who proved that anyone really can run for office–and even without money or connections, make a difference in a great many lives.

Bluddefender
I recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about the future of our country! Our youth are the answer to our future. Our children can make the difference and they need our help and the help of brave teachers, like Tierney Cahill. Her story was inspiring and hopeful. Her students dared her to run for political office; to prove their perception that only the rich can represent our communities,she accepted their dare and not only ran for Congress but she totally involved her student in the process. These little ones began to find strenghts they never realized they had. Some students whose voices had never been heard before demonstrated their leadership, artistic, planning skills that benefited them far outside the classroom. Ms. Cahill's story is compelling and humorous while demonstrating what more of us should be doing - get our young people engaged with the world they soon will inherit. This is quick read and one that! you will want to share with other parents and teachers. She and her students are what is so great about this country.....with the current political environment with all it's negativity - this story could inspire you to become involved and help change our world. We all have a lot at stake and Ms Cahill and her students demonstrated how to get involved and why it is important! She is an awesome teacher who truly cares about the development and education of her students. She clearly shows us how it is not all "about test scores". She took it way beyond that and did so brilliantly. We need more Ms Cahills. Enjoy this fun, inspiring book, I certainly did!
Paster
I enjoyed this book very much,
As the Mother of a Teacher and also the Daughter and Great Grandaughter of Teachers also I can relate to so much of this.
It is so great to see a Teacher who is concerned with helping the students grow in their knowledge of how our country works,I enjoyed each chapter and think it was well written.
Nilasida
Good
Kuve
entertaining book about a race for congress that is not covered in any of the How-to books. Mrs. Chaill is challenged by her class to run for Congress after she tells them that any citizen can run for and be elected to Congress. The class manages the champaign and she runs without any money but with a large amount of free news coverage. The result is a respectable 65-35% loss.

A nice story
GoodLike
Terrific story - well today. A teacher that goes the distance for education.
Ber
i need this book for one of my collage classes. it was the same one that the collage required it.
AfinaS
I recently attended a diversity conference at our local community college, where Tierney Cahill was the featured speaker. She was dynamic, entertaining, humorous and spunky . . . a one-of-a-kind person who you wish would become your best friend. So when the opportunity came to purchase her book and meet her in person, I was the first in line.

Her story is simply inspiring. On a dare from one of her students, she ran for Congress, with her sixth-grade class managing her campaign. At the time she was a single parent of three kids holding down three jobs to make ends meet. And you think you're busy?

Tierney's story is about to be told in film, with Halle Berry as Ms. Cahill. This is one movie I won't miss. But we all know books tell stories more completely than movies. So buy this book, read it, and begin to believe that anyone can do anything . . . all it takes is believing in yourself and stepping outside your comfort zone to try something you never thought you could do. This is a book EVERYONE should read!
Good reading - this is the kind of teacher every child deserves. I am a teacher of 28 years, and this book reminded me of my own philosophy of teaching. The "system" takes so much of our creativity away - thinking outside of the box is what it takes and I will go back to school in the fall recharged because of Ms. Cahill.