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Praise for Making Your Education Work For You
"No one-student or parent-who reads Chapter 1 will fail to read this whole book. And no student who reads Chapter 2 will fail to put the clear prescriptions that follow into action. This important book is a grabber. Be grabbed and have a good life!"
--William P. Butz, President and CEO, Population Reference Bureau
"Over the many years I have known Gordon Green I have seen him dedicate himself selflessly to helping young Americans of every race, creed, color, class. This has been of enormous service to the country he loves...
--Ben Wattenberg, Host, PBS's Think Tank
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and Hudson Institute, Washington D.C.
"Boy, do I wish my kids (and I) had this book when they were in school and college. Fortunately, my grandkids now will... We've found that knowledgeable, practical guidance is vital to their success. Thank you, Gordon, for supplying it!"
--Chester E. Finn, Jr., Ph.D. senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
"If every student and family read this book, our national dropout problem would disappear. It tells us why education is important, and more importantly, how to succeed within the system, no matter your starting point."
--Indya Kincannon, chairperson of the Knox County Board of Education, Knoxville, TN
"Gordon Green's Making Your Education Work for You should be required reading for parents and students alike...His handbook for learning is a joy to read, a call to arms, and an inspiration."
--Kathleen D. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Graduate Center, City University of New York
"Gordon Green has written a book that every student and parent should read. Dispensing both common sense alongside expert insight, he offers invaluable guidance on everything from study tips to summer jobs. And all of it shared in jargon-free, readable prose chock-full of telling anecdotes...
--Frederick M. Hess, Ph.D. director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
"In his book, Gordon Green describes the crucial link between education and obtaining satisfying and economically rewarding work. Even more important for readers, however, is the encouragement he provides to both youth and their parents by describing an approach that will enable them to take full advantage of their opportunities to learn and to succeed."
--Marvin Kosters, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), resident scholar emeritus and former director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and former senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers
"As a student, realization of your dreams begins with the courses you take in school and the grades you receive. I used Dr. Green's study methods to realize my dreams of becoming a successful dentist, finishing first in my class in dental school, earning a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, and receiving the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships in the process. I enthusiastically recommend his new book to my own children and to my patients, and I encourage the same for you to make your dreams become a reality!"
--Dr. Robert Semco, D.M.D., M.S.,
"Years ago, I sat alone on the Rutgers University campus with a 1.9 grade point average, a copy of Gordon Green's book Getting Straight A's, and little else. Now, twenty-one years later, I can look at my diploma, which states that I graduated with highest honors. After reading his latest book, Making Your Education Work for You, I'm excited to share his ideas with my students and to put his proven methods to work in my daily life. Simply stated, Gordon Green's writing changed my life...
--Michael S. Casella, teacher at East Amwell Township School, Ringoes, NJ and featured columnist at BleacherReport.com