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ERIC Number: ED495057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 106
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6534-4ISBN-978-1-57886-534-5
Mis-Education in Schools: Beyond the Slogans and Double-Talk
Good, Howard
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In this book, the author uses his experiences as a parent, teacher, and school board member to explore what has gone wrong with education and how to make it right. He takes the reader inside classrooms, locker rooms, school board meetings, and parent-teacher conferences to discover how children are being educated--or, more often than not, miseducated. The author demonstrates that despite the "children first" rhetoric of educators, students are often ill served by teachers, principals, guidance counselors, coaches, and school boards. Readers will be challenged by the author's candid perspective and engaged by his energetic prose. This book is unique in that it cuts through the double talk that characterizes so much of the debate over education today, exposing the troubling gap between what schools preach and what they actually practice. Chapters presented in the book include: (1) Doing the Math; (2) A Snitch in Time; (3) Twilight's Last Gleaming; (4) Those Who Can't; (5) Board to Death; and (6) Epilogue: The End of Something.
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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