Item description for Twenty "No-Brainers" for Reforming Education in America by Jim Towers...
The topic of educational reform does not have to be dull or boring. Written in a thought-provoking, straight-forward, and uncamouflaged vernacular, this book stuns the topic of educational reform in novel, provocative, radical, and at times politically-incorrect ways. The no-nonsense approach advocated here lays bare the resounding truth about what must be done now to salvage the American educational system. Themes such as "How can schools regain the public's trust?", "Why high-stakes testing, as now configured, must be abolished", "Why Schools should return to their historic purposes", "A different view of compulsory education", and "The need for education to be cherished as a gift and a privilege, not merely a right" are but a few of the "no-brainers" put forward as essential for educational reform in the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone interested in rejuvenating American education and society. Teachers, administrators, parents, legislators, school board members, and concerned citizens from every corner of American society will be both incited and enlightened by confronting the frank, candid, no-holds-barred ideas contained within these pages. The reader may not always agree, but is guaranteed never to be bored.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.2" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2007
Publisher Mill City Press, Inc.
ISBN 1934248320 ISBN13 9781934248324