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Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight

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""Have you been to a school lately? Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day? When we ask our kids, "What'd you do in school today?" and they mumble, "Nothin'," they're telling the truth.""
" "
Steve Perry is like no other educator you've ever met. He "gets it." He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what's going on in their kids' classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the "good" schools, still fear that their children are falling behind." "As Principal of one of the best performing schools in America -- one that sends 100% of its mostly minority students to four-year colleges -- Perry delights in poking the system. Present him with a "truth" about how education is" supposed" to work and - count on it - he'll show it to be false.
Dictatorial teacher's unions "despise "Steve Perry. So do lazy teachers. So do entrenched, unimaginative school boards. So do reactionary "curriculum guardians" who - as a "lure "to get kids reading - cling to the same old stodgy texts.
"That's okay," say Perry. That means he's making a difference. In this book, his priority is to help kids who don't have the advantage of going to" his" school, Capital Prep. He wants to save "your "kid, and the kid next door, and the kid down the street from getting a typical third-rate American education.
If you're a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning...or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain... or how much of your child's homework is busywork, you "need "this book.
If you're a teacher who is putting your heart and soul into the job but are surrounded by colleagues who are "phoning it in," you need this book.
If you're a committed, forward-thinking principal who wants to get rid of the faculty bad apples, but are continually stymied by Mafia-style teachers-unions, you" need" this book.
*If you're a citizen who worries about the $1 trillion-plus GDP loss that America suffers every year because our system of education doesn't measure up, you" need" this book.
In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today's students. He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)...how to make readers out of kids who hate to read...how to make the school curriculum "thrilling "rather than sleep-inducing...how to conduct an all-important education "home audit..". how to "e-organize" if school boards and administrators aren't getting the message...how to build a "school of the future," and much more.
The era of third-rate education is over. Steve Perry isn't going to let the fools and scoundrels get away with it any longer. "Push has come to shove "

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""Have you been to a school lately? Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day? When we ask our kids, "What'd you do in school today?" and they mumble, "Nothin'," they're telling the truth.""
" "
Steve Perry is like no other educator you've ever met. He "gets it." He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what's going on in their kids' classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the "good" schools, still fear that their children are falling behind." "As Principal of one of the best performing schools in America -- one that sends 100% of its mostly minority students to four-year colleges -- Perry delights in poking the system. Present him with a "truth" about how education is" supposed" to work and - count on it - he'll show it to be false.
Dictatorial teacher's unions "despise "Steve Perry. So do lazy teachers. So do entrenched, unimaginative school boards. So do reactionary "curriculum guardians" who - as a "lure "to get kids reading - cling to the same old stodgy texts.
"That's okay," say Perry. That means he's making a difference. In this book, his priority is to help kids who don't have the advantage of going to" his" school, Capital Prep. He wants to save "your "kid, and the kid next door, and the kid down the street from getting a typical third-rate American education.
If you're a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning...or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain... or how much of your child's homework is busywork, you "need "this book.
If you're a teacher who is putting your heart and soul into the job but are surrounded by colleagues who are "phoning it in," you need this book.
If you're a committed, forward-thinking principal who wants to get rid of the faculty bad apples, but are continually stymied by Mafia-style teachers-unions, you" need" this book.
*If you're a citizen who worries about the $1 trillion-plus GDP loss that America suffers every year because our system of education doesn't measure up, you" need" this book.
In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today's students. He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)...how to make readers out of kids who hate to read...how to make the school curriculum "thrilling "rather than sleep-inducing...how to conduct an all-important education "home audit..". how to "e-organize" if school boards and administrators aren't getting the message...how to build a "school of the future," and much more.
The era of third-rate education is over. Steve Perry isn't going to let the fools and scoundrels get away with it any longer. "Push has come to shove "

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Contributed by: Perry, Steve
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9780307720313
ISBN-10: 0307720314
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 252
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.11
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.38 x 1.0 x 9.37
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