This exciting, thought-provoking look at public education in America is based on the author's front line experiences. This book offers guidelines and ideas to encourage the reader to make the thoughtful, purposeful choices that must be made now if we are to enjoy an accountable, healthy public education system in the 21st century. Using non-academic straight talk, this study is helpful not only to parents, but also to those who train, teach, and administrate.
Don L. Fuhr is Associate Professor of Education at Clemson University, South Carolina.
The challenges of public education - how extensive are they?; can administrators administrate; can teachers teach; what about school boards?; who's teaching our teachers?; self-interest groups - how powerful are they?; where do the stockholders fit in?; your choice - private or public education?; the curriculum - where is it heading?; and what are the choices?