Inside the Board Room: Reflections of a Former School Board Member

Inside the Board Room: Reflections of a Former School Board Member

By: Howard E. Good (author)Paperback

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Reading Howard Good's latest book, Inside the Board Room, is an education in itself. Humorous, provocative, touching, and philosophical, the 20 essays in this book will open eyes to what really goes on in the classroom and on the school board. Good draws on his extensive experience to examine some of the hottest educational issues including school reform, civic education, the function of honor societies, the decline of reading and writing skills, the role of guidance counselors, and the effectiveness of school boards. Readers may not always agree with his perspective, but they will always be enlightened by it. Whether writing about the perils of standardized testing or the challenges of board service, the author's prose is as fresh as the start of a new school year. Inside the Board Room isn't an abstract treatise, instead it is that rare thing among education books-quick, lively, and down to earth. In the tone of a good friend with a sharp sense of humor, Good shares stories of his experiences as a board member, a teacher, and a parent. This is a book for anyone who has ever taught, served on a school board, or simply tried to raise a well-rounded child. Its mixture of practical advice, moral inspiration, and wry humor will leave a lasting impression.

About Author

Howard Good is a professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz and former president of the Highland (N.Y.) school board. A frequent contributor to American School Board Journal, Education Week, and Teacher Magazine, he is the author of ten previous books, including Educated Guess: A School Board Member Reflects (2003) and The Theory of Oz: Rediscovering the Aims of Education (2005), both available from Rowman & Littlefield Education.


Chapter 1 Top Ten Chapter 2 Losing It Chapter 3 Now Playing Chapter 4 Not With a Bang Chapter 5 Wilderness Road Chapter 6 Graduation Day Chapter 7 Honor Role Chapter 8 A Darkness Darker Than Night Chapter 9 Schoolhouse Rock Chapter 10 Straight to Hell Chapter 11 The Deepest Cut Chapter 12 The Bard of Education Chapter 13 These Truths Chapter 14 "War Minus the Shooting" Chapter 15 The Finger Chapter 16 The Way of the Kayak Chapter 17 After Story Hour Chapter 18 Write and Wrong Chapter 19 Sing! Chapter 20 Board-dom

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781578864539
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 108
  • ID: 9781578864539
  • weight: 163
  • ISBN10: 1578864534

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