Education's Missing Ingredient

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The cry has risen to "fix our public schools." Repeatedly, it has fallen on the ears of those without the ability to listen or the understanding necessary to develop the vision for a responsible plan to fix schools. A new opportunity presents itself now. It is time to take on the big and supposedly complicated problems of our education system. Education's Missing Ingredient clearly describes the issues-from the dangers associated with a lack of classroom discipline to the failings of the people to recognize and ...

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Education's Missing Ingredient: What Parents Can Tell Educators

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Overview

The cry has risen to "fix our public schools." Repeatedly, it has fallen on the ears of those without the ability to listen or the understanding necessary to develop the vision for a responsible plan to fix schools. A new opportunity presents itself now. It is time to take on the big and supposedly complicated problems of our education system. Education's Missing Ingredient clearly describes the issues-from the dangers associated with a lack of classroom discipline to the failings of the people to recognize and defend their schools from an overstepping federal government. This book clarifies the answers to our education system's woes and our republic's flickering success. It offers a formula for achieving that ever-elusive goal of equal opportunity in American education. As you begin to understand education's missing ingredient, the simplicity of the solution will amaze you. This path of understanding leads to the type of education system the United States has thus far failed to produce.

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Editorial Reviews

Kathie Grafe
As a mom of two non-graduates, I wish Victoria M. Young had written this book earlier. My children's outcome may have been different; their lives would have surely been changed.
Mary Ollie
Victoria M. Young is a parent that makes all of us think and grow in our profession. Education's Missing Ingredient provides parents with tools and ideas on how to contribute to and improve education in their communities. Without those parents who question and point out those unique community needs and history, schools will never truly meet the needs of children. This is a call to parents sitting on the sidelines.
Jack D. Minzey
The purpose of any institution is to serve the community for which it was created. Therefore, institutions are responsible for reflecting the changes which are taking place in their social structure. Victoria M. Young has pointed this out very effectively in Education's Missing Ingredient. But more than this, she has illustrated the fact that parents and ordinary citizens can be superb sources of dynamic input into public schools. Her research and observations are excellent and remind us that public schools should be open to both the needs and ideas of those for whom they were created to serve.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607093473
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria M. Young is a member of the Idaho Writer’s Guild, a mother of two, and a doctor of veterinary medicine. She has participated in classrooms, on various school advisory committees, and received a Friend of Caldwell Schools Award in recognition of her support of education and the pursuit of excellence.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Chapter 1 Safe and Disciplined Schools 1

Chapter 2 The Three Rs: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic 11

Chapter 3 Where's the Science? 21

Chapter 4 Along Came "No Child Left Behind" 29

Chapter 5 What is the Problem? 41

Chapter 6 We Have the Answers 57

Chapter 7 What's Next? 99

Chapter 8 Democracy and Ecucation 117

Reflections 121

Bibliography 129

Addendum 1 Noteworthy People 131

Addendum 2 Organizations with the Potential to Help Schools Become Better 141

About the Author 151

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

    A Good Place To Start

    If you believe that education (in its many facets) is the foundation for building a vibrant and vital society then you will want to read Victoria Young's Education's Missing Ingredient. It is a thoughtful and insightful read, a look at the purpose and policies of public education. You first wade in and get your feet wet, but by the end you find yourself swimming hard against the currents that work against quality and equality in education. If you believe that our children are our future, then you have to believe that giving them the tools to embrace that role needs to be high on our priority list. Education's Missing Ingredient is a good place to start.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

    Education's Missing Ingredient by Victoria M. Young

    Having been in the field of education for thirty-four years, I found Ms. Young's writing to be accurate and right on target. From the powerful preface and compelling acknowledgments, to the encouraging and inspirational ending, this is a book to be read by all Americans hoping to see a successful educational system become a reality in our nation. The missing ingredient has been found!

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