Barriers to Excellence: The Changes Needed for Our Schools

Barriers to Excellence: The Changes Needed for Our Schools

by Betsy Gunzelmann
     
 

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Barriers to Excellence: The Changes Needed for Our Schools brings a new and different viewpoint to our educational problems in the United States. The reasons behind the academic decline we have seen over the last several decades, the continued inequity in our schools, and the frustration with inconsistent and inadequate policies, procedures and support will be

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Barriers to Excellence: The Changes Needed for Our Schools brings a new and different viewpoint to our educational problems in the United States. The reasons behind the academic decline we have seen over the last several decades, the continued inequity in our schools, and the frustration with inconsistent and inadequate policies, procedures and support will be addressed in this eye-opening book. Barriers to Excellence discuses the obstacles we face to regain our academic distinction. We need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to attaining educational excellence in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Thomas J. Cottle
There is an emerging story in America about education and justice that many are willing to tell and some extraordinary few, like Betsy Gunzelmann, are able to document. The book may be appear thin, but the argument is rich, intriguingly researched, and painfully powerful. Barriers to Excellence is really a story of contemporary America. It should be widely read, here and abroad, but what is that expression: Read it and weep.
Deborah Meier
"Thanks Betsy Gunzelmann for writing Barriers to Excellence. We needed this to wake us up and plan together how to respond."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610485791
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
06/07/2012
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

Deborah Meier
"Thanks Betsy Gunzelmann for writing Barriers to Excellence. We needed this to wake us up and plan together how to respond.
Thomas J. Cottle
There is an emerging story in America about education and justice that many are willing to tell and some extraordinary few, like Betsy Gunzelmann, are able to document. The book may be appear thin, but the argument is rich, intriguingly researched, and painfully powerful. Barriers to Excellence is really a story of contemporary America. It should be widely read, here and abroad, but what is that expression: Read it and weep.

Meet the Author

Betsy Gunzelmann is professor of psychology at Southern New Hampshire University and author of several articles involved with improving our schools. She has worked in the field for over 30 years and is a psychologist, educator, and parent concerned with issues hindering our children’s education.

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