Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D. Argues for New Education Standards

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New book 'Are You In a Pickle' urges readers to take action and create evidentiary education guidelines.

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It is important now, more than ever before, to act on evidence-based-practices, for students, teachers, and educational leaders.

The new book "Are You In a Pickle?: Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps" (published by AuthorHouse), by author Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D., makes a compelling case for systemic education reform, teaching to national standards and providing all students with opportunities that will help them be successful beyond high school in the real world.

"In spite of the growing number of students living in poverty, and in spite of the growing number of failing schools across the country, we can, wherever we choose, provide quality education to all of our students," says Pickles. The proven techniques, strategies and tactics in "Are You In a Pickle?" are based on research, experience and results. The author also cites obstacles and barriers which can undermine individuals and disable success.

An excerpt from "Are You In a Pickle?":

"I entered the field of education because I was one of those children in an at-risk situation, and I know what it takes to climb from the bottom of the mountain to the top. I know that it can be done, and I want to give back to those who need someone to believe in them, their abilities, and their worth. After all, my career was based on the backs of my ancestors and the shoulders of our democracy."

"With the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act under the microscope and the Common-Core Standards rising to the forefront, there are still a significant number of schools classified as 'failing' or 'underachieving,'" Pickles says. "It is important now, more than ever before, to act on evidence-based-practices, for students, teachers, and educational leaders."

"Are You In a Pickle?"
By Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781456796594
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781456796587
E-Book | 218 pages | ISBN 9781456796600
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D. is a lifelong educator born in Waukegan, Ill. Her extensive professional background includes experience as a teacher, principal, senior director for the state department of education, project coordinator for the regional office of education, chief academic officer, superintendent of schools and education consultant. Pickles’ commitment and vision has been to ensure that, “Every student, in every classroom, in every school across America, will have access to, and be provided with, high quality educational opportunities which will prepare them for our global, competitive and diverse society.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.

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