Author William D. Hedges Shares Why Korean Education is Leaving America in the DUST

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New book reveals a forthright blueprint for improving the American school system

The American Public School is in trouble. From being the most impressive and outstanding school system in the world author William D. Hedges points out that the Americans have fallen behind and are no longer receiving admiration and emulation from other nations. He sheds light on this issue as he shares Why Korean Education is Leaving America in the DUST.

The author’s purpose in writing this book is to alert the American people to the fact that they have fallen seriously behind other nations in the education of their young people. He points out that the widespread ignorance of the American people is alarming. Why Korean Education is Leaving America in the DUST sets forth in clear and precise terms just what the American Public Elementary School of the 21st Century must become if the United States is to continue as a leader in the free world.

In this book, the author does not just point out the problems, but makes thirty three specific recommendations for improvement. Then he proceeds to examine in detail the internal organization and structure of the American Elementary School and points out in detail specific elements that should be modified and why. In the process he sets forth a detailed program of healthy child growth and development

Hedges is critical of the unions, the short work day and year of teachers compared with other nations, the ignorance of state legislators and their treatment of education as a political football. He does not play favorites and thus will probably alienate every reader in some respect. However, if people want a forthright blueprint for improving American elementary schools, Why Korean Education is Leaving America in the DUST is it.

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About the Author
With 44 years of experience in education, Dr. Hedges is one of a handful of educators who alternated public school teaching with university teaching in order to ‘stay in the real world.” Recipient of a Fulbright he has been a teacher, elementary, middle, and senior high school principal, and curriculum coordinator. Author of four books and 150+ articles he is concerned as other nations forge past America in national literacy. The author also ‘puts his money where his mouth is’ he and his wife having donated 1.99 million dollars to the University of Florida in a Charitable Remainder Uni Trust for research to help marginal children.

Why Korean Education is Leaving America in the DUST * by William D. Hedges
and What We Must Do to Catch up
Publication Date: October 17, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 278 pages; 978-1-4653-3479-4
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