A Wake Up Call for Schools: A New Order in Public Education by Patricia Anne Duncan ParrishA Wake Up Call for Schools: A New Order in Public Education by Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish

A Wake Up Call for Schools: A New Order in Public Education

byPatricia Anne Duncan Parrish

Paperback | October 16, 2010

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In the United States, 30 percent of students drop out of school prior to graduation. Unrest is evidenced as stakeholders in education wrestle concurrently with financial restraints, changing student demographics, and escalating accountability expectations for achievement. Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish's more than three decades of training and experience in schools in this nation have resulted in onsite observations, research-based premises, and quantitative recommendations for a step-by-step realignment of the focus of public education_the education of each student for contributory productivity in the international marketplace of the twenty-first century. The reader of A Wake Up Call for Schools reaps definitive strategies for prekindergarten through university level classrooms, for team building and professional development, for campus administration, for counseling and guidance, for central office administration, and for the boardroom to find the way again to a no-excuses, child-centered approach to public education.
Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish, EdD, has been active in K-12 public education more than thirty years in instructional, diagnostic, and central office administrative positions in New York and Texas and in instructional positions in postsecondary education in Texas. Parrish maintains membership in multiples of professional organizations, i...
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Title:A Wake Up Call for Schools: A New Order in Public EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.64 × 5.64 × 0.31 inPublished:October 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607097052

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 The Clearing Chapter 3 The Great Divide Chapter 4 The Plan Chapter 5 The Paintbrush Chapter 6 Billy Chapter 7 Red, Yellow, Black, and White (and Brown?)! Chapter 8 The Y in the Road Chapter 9 Teddy Chapter 10 The Triad Chapter 11 A New Order

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A well-functioning democracy demands an enlightened populace, yet a high proportion of high school youth today do not graduate. Those who do often lack basic knowledge about history, economics, science, and other topics-and have poor writing and reading skills. Patricia Parrish, an expert in the field of education, sets forth in her book an ambitious agenda for change in our current malfunctioning educational system. The steps she proposes are creative and powerful, leading to what she describes as the new order. Parrish's important work deserves careful study, not only by educators and others in leadership roles, but by all parents who see the urgent need to instill a love of learning in their charges.