The problems in our nation's schools, and the cures for those problems, have been mired in confusion, innuendo, and deception. It is time someone separated the truths about our schools from the lies. Now retired from education, and finally free to speak up, veteran high school teacher Bruce J. Gevirtzman reveals his shocking ideas for fixing our public schools. Gevirtzman uncovers information that most of our leaders and many of our educators don't want you to know about, and here he tells all. Sometimes disconcerting, often funny, and always enlightening, Audacious Cures for America's Ailing Schools takes us on a journey to education reform that works.
Bruce J. Gevirtzman taught high school English and coached baseball for nearly forty years. He is the author of three other books: Shaking Hands With Aliens: An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers; Straight Talk to Teachers: Twenty Insane Ideas for a Better Classroom; and Love and Death in Dallas.
Introduction: Waiting For Scooper Man: Fall Guys, Scapegoats, and Truths Chapter 1. Children in Purgatory Chapter 2. The Devil's Contract Chapter 3. Joel Gray's Anatomy Chapter 4. Putting Their Money Where Our Mouths Are Chapter 5. Breathing: The Lost Art Chapter 6. Solving Suffocation Chapter 7. Those Who Can't Do Teach-and Those Who Can't Teach Shouldn't Teach Chapter 8. Giveth Gelt, Taketh Tenure Chapter 9. They Baby-Sit Our Children, Don't They? Chapter 10. Doing What Schools Do Chapter 11. My God! These Children Are Going to Breed! Chapter 12. Walking Like a Duck and Quacking Like a Duck No More Chapter 13. From Nine to Three-Not the Drink For Me Chapter 14. Bryan's Bong Chapter 15. No Child's Tanned Behind Chapter 16. Like Dirty Harry Chapter 17. Gorilla! Chapter 18. Resting Their Middle Fingers