New Book Identifies Crucial Flaws in American Education

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‘Teach the Best and Stomp the Rest’ examines the shortcomings in education and how they affect students, American education and the nation.’

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Authors and educators William C. Knaak and Jean T. Knaak present a critical analysis of the failures and shortcomings of American education in their new nonfiction, “Teach the Best and Stomp the Rest: The American Schools...Guilty as Charged?” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“We have a deep concern for the improved education of a majority of the children in the United States and its impact on the nation,” the authors write. “The purpose of the book is to emancipate and elevate the ‘forgotten half’ of American students and to enhance the ‘chosen students.’”

According to the authors, radical changes to the educational system must start at the federal level. They propose the development of a transformed infrastructure in economic, educational and ecologic governance and recognize the importance of embracing the education of all the nation’s children, youth and adults. “This book has pursued that end,” they note.

“Teach the Best and Stomp the Rest” goes beyond identifying the failures of American schools and looks deeper into the reasons behind them. The authors discuss the failed initiatives of additional funding, class size reduction, magnet schools, vouchers, merit pay for teachers, charter schools, private corporate management and more.

“There is a growing understanding in America that the nation is foundering in an economic, educational and ecologic malaise,” the Knaaks write. “This book provides answers to several of these issues.”

“Teach the Best and Stomp the Rest”
By William C. Knaak and Jean T. Knaak
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 588 pages | ISBN 9781466988620
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 588 pages | ISBN 9781466988637
E-Book | ISBN 9781466988644
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
William C. Knaak has a doctorate in education and is the founding superintendent of the 916 AVTI, an international leader in individualized, competency and computer-based education. He has worked as a high school teacher, superintendent, associate professor, conference speaker and international consultant.

Jean T. Knaak has a doctorate in education and is the former president of the American Vocational Association. She was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Vocational-Technical Education. Dr. Knaak has organized and managed education and curriculum development projects in a number of countries.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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