205th out of 351 books — 294 voters
The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools Work
by LouAnne Johnson (Goodreads Author)
Wanted: A Queen of Education"Candidate must be able to take decisive action, cut through red tape, deflate the bureaucratic bloat, wrestle with the diagnostic nightmare of ADHD, and refuse to sell out her students to the corporate fat cats."Though we have "education presidents" who give lip service to fixing schools--what we really need is a "Queen of Education" who will g...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 6th 2007 by Jossey-Bass
(first published April 6th 2004)
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Not a book for the faint of heart, Ms. Johnson has some seriously fantastic ideas on improving education in this country. How wonderful it would be to see the changes she describes implemented, and by someone who so clearly writes with students' welfare in mind.
LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, high school teacher, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don't Do Homework). In 1989, LouAnne began teaching reading and writing to non-English speakers as an intern at a high school in California. Since then LouAnne has taught English, adult basic education, developmental readi...moreMore about LouAnne Johnson...