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Autobiography of an American Teacher

Overview


     There are four main reasons I decided to write this book. The first is because there are many people telling the media who is to blame and how to fix American education. The problem is, most have no credible, full-time classroom teaching experience. In America, any person can claim education know-how, except the only real education experts--actual classroom teachers. Therefore, all the people, with no teaching experience, sounding-off in the mediascape, are usually wrong. Second, I want America to realize the grossly inferior caliber of persons making decisions that dictate what, how, and when things are taught in American classrooms. They have created a cataclysmic riff between what students need and what education leadership demands. This riff is due to all the ineffective, multi-billion-dollar, failed education programs, that are continually sold to American school systems. Third, American education leadership does not care about American students--it cares about the money it makes off all the ineffective, multi-billion-dollar, failed education programs, that are continually sold to American school systems. These programs are purposely designed to impede teaching and learning. And most importantly, the fourth reason is because the real victims in all of this are American students. Their chances of having truly great teachers will soon be a pipe-dream. Education leadership does not want dynamic, capable, creative teachers and in today's political climate, is unafraid to go after the ones who are. However, in their efforts to ruin teachers, they also ruin the education of students. It is impossible to hurt a teacher without harming her students.

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Description


     The single biggest problem with American K through 12 education is that it is dictated by those with little to no classroom teaching experience. I will readily admit that I have no respect for American education leaders. As I write about them, I struggle with the appropriateness of using words like: idiot, bully, and moron when describing most of the administrators, whose thumbs I have been forced to suffer under. Should I call it like I see it, or should I be professional by taking the high road? After thinking about this for over four years, I have decided no-holds-barred, because of the impact these people have on American students and teachers. Additionally, many of them enjoy salaries in the six-figure range, because their stupidity and conformity are rewarded. Sitting back and taking the high road does nothing but allow their actions to become more emboldened. The persons responsible for destroying American education, are the exact same types, who are slowly and sadly destroying America, via their positions in Washington. Like the crooks in D.C., crooked education leaders are purposely destroying America’s most precious resource--its young minds, all for financial profit. So, I say call them out--call every single one of them out, before it’s too late.

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About the author


D.J. Wright has been a full-time classroom teacher for over eighteen years, mostly as a secondary teacher. This is her first major published work.
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Book details

Genre:EDUCATION

Subgenre:Leadership

Language:English

Pages:240

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543939378


Overview


     There are four main reasons I decided to write this book. The first is because there are many people telling the media who is to blame and how to fix American education. The problem is, most have no credible, full-time classroom teaching experience. In America, any person can claim education know-how, except the only real education experts--actual classroom teachers. Therefore, all the people, with no teaching experience, sounding-off in the mediascape, are usually wrong. Second, I want America to realize the grossly inferior caliber of persons making decisions that dictate what, how, and when things are taught in American classrooms. They have created a cataclysmic riff between what students need and what education leadership demands. This riff is due to all the ineffective, multi-billion-dollar, failed education programs, that are continually sold to American school systems. Third, American education leadership does not care about American students--it cares about the money it makes off all the ineffective, multi-billion-dollar, failed education programs, that are continually sold to American school systems. These programs are purposely designed to impede teaching and learning. And most importantly, the fourth reason is because the real victims in all of this are American students. Their chances of having truly great teachers will soon be a pipe-dream. Education leadership does not want dynamic, capable, creative teachers and in today's political climate, is unafraid to go after the ones who are. However, in their efforts to ruin teachers, they also ruin the education of students. It is impossible to hurt a teacher without harming her students.

Read more

Description


     The single biggest problem with American K through 12 education is that it is dictated by those with little to no classroom teaching experience. I will readily admit that I have no respect for American education leaders. As I write about them, I struggle with the appropriateness of using words like: idiot, bully, and moron when describing most of the administrators, whose thumbs I have been forced to suffer under. Should I call it like I see it, or should I be professional by taking the high road? After thinking about this for over four years, I have decided no-holds-barred, because of the impact these people have on American students and teachers. Additionally, many of them enjoy salaries in the six-figure range, because their stupidity and conformity are rewarded. Sitting back and taking the high road does nothing but allow their actions to become more emboldened. The persons responsible for destroying American education, are the exact same types, who are slowly and sadly destroying America, via their positions in Washington. Like the crooks in D.C., crooked education leaders are purposely destroying America’s most precious resource--its young minds, all for financial profit. So, I say call them out--call every single one of them out, before it’s too late.

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About the author


D.J. Wright has been a full-time classroom teacher for over eighteen years, mostly as a secondary teacher. This is her first major published work.
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