• Dave Brown Pulls No Punches Dave Brown Pulls No Punches

    as he confronts those poorly informed pundits and mistaken critics who continually jab at public education in America and at the core American values of creativity, individualism, and democracy that our system of public education for all embodies and preserves.

    Mark Springer teacher and author of Soundings: A Democratic, Student-Centered Education
  • He Punches Holes in the pseudo-evidence proffered by those seeking to control and privatize our public schools He Punches Holes

    in the pseudo-evidence proffered by those seeking to control and privatize our public schools - business leaders and politicians whose profit motives outweigh their social conscience.

    Mark Springer teacher and author of Soundings: A Democratic, Student-Centered Education
  • Masterfully Examining the Purpose of American Public Schooling Masterfully Examining the Purpose of American Public Schooling

    many of the negative myths about our public education system are confronted and dispelled in a straightforward, easily readable presentation of the facts. This is a must-read for everyone.

    Vincent A. Antara, Jr, Ph. D. Department Head of Educational and Policy Studies, The University of Tennessee
  • Dave Brown is on a Mission to inform the public about our schools. Making the point that every school in the nation is someone's community school. Dave Brown is on a Mission

    to inform the public about our schools. Making the point that every school in the nation is someone's community school. ... The book is enriched by Brown's own experience teaching public school in four different states.

    Susan Ohanlan longtime teacher and prolific author
  • Every Concerned Citizen, be they a parent of school-aged children or not, needs to read this book and then join Dr. Brown in the fight to save and strengthen public education Every Concerned Citizen,

    be they a parent of school-aged children or not, needs to read this book and then join Dr. Brown in the fight to save and strengthen public education

    Mark Springer teacher and author of Soundings: A Democratic, Student-Centered Education
  • Dave Brown Passionately Defends Public Schools Dave Brown Passionately Defends Public Schools

    and offers insights into why they work the way they do. ... And after reading this book, maybe you will have renewed faith that public schools are good for most students -- and can get better if we support them more wholeheartedly.

    Marge Scherer editor in chief, Educational Leadership Magazine, ASCD
  • You'll be Outraged by Some of His Statements You'll be Outraged by Some of His Statements

    (and may disagree with him about whom to vilify), but you'll come away from this book knowing why public school advocates are so angry.

    Marge Scherer editor in chief, Educational Leadership Magazine, ASCD
  • An Educational Researcher, Consultant, and Professor in the College of Education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. An Educational Researcher, Consultant, and Professor

    in the College of Education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Dave F. Brown, Ed. D., taught grades 4 - 8 in public schools for thirteen years in the Midwest and Virginia and is the coauthor of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know and author of Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher.
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    many of the negative myths about our public education system are confronted and dispelled in a straightforward, easily readable presentation of the facts.

America's Public Schools

Why America's Public Schools are the Best Place for Kids

Dave Brown is on a mission to inform the public
about our schools.Dave F. Brown, Ed. D., has written a book that all Americans should read: Why America’s Public Schools Are the Best Place for Kids: Reality Vs. Negative Perceptions. Attacks by news broadcasters, politicians, pundits, and millionaires (Gates, Walton family, Broad Foundation) on public schools in America are unfounded and false. Eighty-nine percent (89 %) of U. S. kids attend public schools. The successes made due to the opportunities for everyone in America to attend school are phenomenal over the past 100 years. High school graduation rates, for example, during the 1950s were at approximately 50 %, but now closer to 90 %; more graduates of all ethnicities are attending college now than ever before; and the certified teachers required in all public schools are the reason for student successes in every school in America.

Read this book to get the facts—not political opinions; not ideas shaped by big businesses to avoid paying taxes to support their local and state schools; and not the inaccuracies spouted by national news organizations—just the facts about why our public schools are to be valued and praised. You’ll read about how ineffective charter schools are; the absurdities of vouchers, why politicians are terrible public education advocates, and how the federal legislation, No Child Left Behind, is so damaging to children and teachers. Discover the truth about what we do in American public schools that make our system of schooling better than other nations’ educational systems.

To get your copy of the book, go to: Why America's Public Schools are the Best Place for Kids.

Supporting Excerpts from the Book

What is a Good School?

What do people mean when they say, "I want my children to go to a good school?"

When people speak of a good school, they also mean that the students who attend the school share some of the values that their families believe in - especially the values related to the importance of being academically successful. Most parents explain to their children how education can improve their circumstances in life, from the advantages of future financial earnings to the opportunity for personal growth and happiness. ... Read more from What is a Good School?


What Do We Value in US Graduates?

What do Americans want from their children's education, "Americans Want Their Children to Grow to be Just Like Them - Only More Successful."

A few years ago Alfie Kohn, a frequent contributor to meaningful education research, asked a group of parents of students from an elite independent school in Texas what their future goals were for their children. Kohn reported that the parents wanted their children to be "happy, balanced, independent, fulfilled, productive, self-reliant, responsible, functioning, kind, thoughtful, loving, inquisitive, and confident." Later that year he asked the same question of parents in a Minneapolis suburb and received similar responses. Graduates of America's high schools should represent ... Read more from What We Value in US Graduates


Should Our Educational System Emulate Other Countries?

Do you think it is a good idea to emulate Singapore, Finland, Canada, or Japan?

Maybe you'd like for us to exceed the high test scores of students from Singapore, who have done well on international comparisons. CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria revealed that the high-scoring Singapore students who reached adulthood weren't as productive" and "faded as they moved into real life 10 to 20 years down the road while Americans who trailed Singapore badly on the tests outdid them in every aspect of life." ... Read more from Should Our Educational System Emulate Other Countries?