Audacious Cures for America's Ailing Schools by Bruce GevirtzmanAudacious Cures for America's Ailing Schools by Bruce Gevirtzman

Audacious Cures for America's Ailing Schools

byBruce Gevirtzman

Paperback | December 9, 2011

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The problems in our nation's schools, and the cures for those problems, have been mired in confusion, innuendo, and deception. It is time someone separated the truths about our schools from the lies. Now retired from education, and finally free to speak up, veteran high school teacher Bruce J. Gevirtzman reveals his shocking ideas for fixing our public schools. Providing an in-depth analysis of the causes of problems in our schools, Gevirtzman uncovers information that most of our leaders and many of our educators don't want you to know about, and here he tells all. What's more, he proposes a number of suggestions supported by both empirical and academic research to solve these problems, even though many educators and politicians continue to be ignorant of their potential.  Sometimes disconcerting, often funny, and always enlightening, Audacious cures for America's Ailing Schools takes us on a journey to education reform that works.
Bruce J. Gevirtzman taught high school English and coached baseball for nearly forty years. He is the author of three other books: Shaking Hands With Aliens: An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers; Straight Talk to Teachers: Twenty Insane Ideas for a Better Classroom; and Love and Death in Dallas.  
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Title:Audacious Cures for America's Ailing SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.13 × 6.18 × 0.72 inPublished:December 9, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Waiting For Scooper Man: Fall Guys, Scapegoats, and TruthsChapter 1. Children in PurgatoryChapter 2. The Devil's ContractChapter 3. Joel Gray's AnatomyChapter 4. Putting Their Money Where Our Mouths AreChapter 5. Breathing: The Lost ArtChapter 6. Solving Suffocation Chapter 7. Those Who Can't Do Teach-and Those Who Can't Teach Shouldn't Teach Chapter 8. Giveth Gelt, Taketh TenureChapter 9. They Baby-Sit Our Children, Don't They?Chapter 10. Doing What Schools DoChapter 11. My God! These Children Are Going to Breed!Chapter 12. Walking Like a Duck and Quacking Like a Duck No MoreChapter 13. From Nine to Three-Not the Drink For MeChapter 14. Bryan's BongChapter 15. No Child's Tanned BehindChapter 16. Like Dirty HarryChapter 17. Gorilla!Chapter 18. Resting Their Middle Fingers

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Like Bruce's other books, many of his ideas gave me pause; however, his thoughts wound up being so brutally honest, and so humorously presented, I couldn't help but learn from those ideas. Agree or disagree, this book is a must-read for parents, educators, and politicians.