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Smart Kids, Bad Schools: 38 Ways to Save America's Future

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by Brian Crosby
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Smart Kids, Bad Schools: 38 Ways to Save America's Future by Brian Crosby

In Smart Kids, Bad Schools, award-winning author and educator Brian Crosby draws on his twenty years as a high school English teacher to offer a candid appraisal of why our schools are failing and what we must do to save them. Crosby's no-holds-barred critique of the broken education system leaves no stone unturned: he is unapologetic and uncompromising in his expos? of how teachers, administrators, unions, and parents all play a part in this national tragedy.

Crosby offers 38 ideas to save America's future and his proposed remedies are revolutionary. He recommends bold measures, such as lengthening the school day and school year, forcing parents to volunteer at schools, abolishing homework, outlawing teachers unions, and cutting special education funding. The result is a book that is likely to inflame passions on all sides of the political spectrum, and, in the process, introduce new ideas to a debate that is in dire need of them.

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Pages: 320
Size: 313 KB
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Date published:   2009
ISBN: 9781429935692 (DRM-EPUB)

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