Smart Kids, Bad Schools

Smart Kids, Bad Schools

38 Ways to Save America's Future

Book - 2008
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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 exposé 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.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312372583
Branch Call Number: 370.973 CROSBY B
Characteristics: xx, 300 pages ; 21 cm.


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May 04, 2014

I applaud to Brian Crosby for his passion, for his desire to change the system, for his courage to write honestly and bitterly and with hope. His ideas, are messy and controversial. At times his proposals contradict each other, at times he repeats again and again his thoughts about administrators and teachers, etc. Education is such a global problem and so many people have a stake in it, that there is no simple solution. But it doesn't mean that we don't need to try to improve it!


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