Restoring Honor to Public Schools: A Teacher's Vision for American Education

Restoring Honor to Public Schools: A Teacher's Vision for American Education

By: William E. Smith (author), Gerald W. Bracey (foreword_author)Paperback

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Restoring Honor to Public Schools: A Teacher's Vision for American Education, draws upon its author's thirty years of experience to offer an insider's look at teaching and learning, providing thoughtful and achievable recommendations for honoring teachers and teaching and restoring civility and intelligence to our nation's discourse about education.

About Author

William E. Smith has taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels and was Teacher of the Year for East Tennessee. He has also been an assistant principal, a district administrator, a principal in a rural K-5 elementary school, a teacher educator, and a university laboratory school director.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Reality, the Image, and the Discrediting of America's Public Schools Chapter 3 Learning to Honor Education: A Lesson from Akina Chapter 4 The Good News about America's Schools Chapter 5 How Politicians and Journalists Shape Public Perceptions of Schools Chapter 6 The Consequences of Misrepresenting Public School Quality Part 7 Illusions, Misguided Notions, and Questionable Intentions: How Educational Policymaking Has Gone Wrong Chapter 8 High Stakes Accountability Measures and Illusions of Quality Chapter 9 A Tale of Two Teachers: The Passionate Professional and the Dispirited Functionary Chapter 10 The No Child Left Behind Act: Illusion and Reality Chapter 11 The Truth about the Children Left Behind Chapter 12 The NAEP and International Assessments: Education's Catch-22 Chapter 13 The Political Process of Educational Reform: How Parents, Educators, and Children Get Left Behind Chapter 14 Why Nostalgia Is a Poor Basis for Educational Policy Chapter 15 The Shortcomings of Common Sense as a Basis for Educational Policy Part 16 Honoring Teachers and the Process of Educational Change: Making a Commitment to Sound Principles Chapter 17 Honoring Teachers and Teaching Chapter 18 Elevating Our Nation's Public Discourse about Education Chapter 19 Afterword

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781578869299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781578869299
  • weight: 404
  • ISBN10: 1578869293

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