Kids, Classrooms, and Capitol Hill: A Peek Inside the Walls of America's Public Schools available in Hardcover
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- R&L Education
There's a battle going on in public education right now. Education reform is every politician's favorite new cause. But educators, the experts in teaching and learning, are being left out of the conversation. And true education reform cannot happen until we see the issues clearly. Edgy, funny and poignant, Kids, Classrooms, and Capitol Hill explores the issues, big and small, facing the key players in what sometimes feels like an impossible quest educating our nation's youth.
So before you choose sides, read this book. Chances are you won't hear this point of view from people who are actually working in schools. If there's one thing educators are afraid of, it's that they'll say the wrong thing and tarnish their beloved profession. So they spout the party line and make nice, zealously guarding the truth and the reputations of their schools. But the truth is this: This thing called education is complicated, messy, excruciatingly difficult, humbling, humorous, aggravating, and fleetingly, rewarding.
To find out more about Kelly and her book, visit her website, YouTube channel or the Kids, Classrooms, and Capitol Hill Facebook page.
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About the Author
Kelly Flynn is a freelance newspaper columnist for The Flint Journal in Michigan, covering all aspects of education.
Table of Contents
1 Teachers: An Interesting Breed 2 The Classroom Experience: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up 3 Seasons: It Takes No More than a Change in the Wind to Rile Them Up 4 Students: We Love Them…Well, Most of Them…Most of the Time…Really 5 Student Issues: Boys and Girls, Birds and Bees, the Nature of the Beast 6 Discipline: It's Not a Dirty Word, it Just Feels Like It 7 Parents: You Didn't Think the Client Was the Student, Did You? 8 Public Schools: The Ever Evolving American Institution 9 Politics and Legislation: NCLB Did Congress Even Bother to Read the Damn Thing Before They Voted on It? 10 Take Back the Profession: We're the Experts on Teaching and Learning
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're looking for that perfect gift for teacher, this book is it. I found Ms. Flynn's writings fun, heartwarming & brutally honest. This book is sure to take its readers 'back to school', I could smell my own junior high cafeteria! It reminds us that the state of our public schools is everyone's business---the good, the bad & the ugly.
Excellent preview or review of the life of a teacher. Provides insight into the walls of education with discussion questions to futher the conversation of public education.