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Publisher Comments:

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 get the job done. Anyone searching for such a candidate would put LouAnne Johnson's resume on the top of the stack of likely applicants. LouAnne Johnson is the gutsy ex-marine turned teacher who has wrestled with tough kids and even tougher adults. Her life inspired the movie Dangerous Minds — which was based on her book My Posse Don't Do Homework. Johnson's knack for finding original solutions to intractable problems has not only made her an exemplary teacher but a popular speaker on the lecture circuit.

In this engaging book, "Queen" LouAnne offers her down-to-earth advice about fixing schools. Johnson makes no secret about the fact that she is fed up with an educational system that is too quick to label and write off children who don't fit the mold. Among her royal rules for fixing the system: no class shall have more than 20 students, all elected representatives must teach in a public school classroom for two weeks, and the testing frenzy must stop this very second! LouAnne is a passionate advocate for schools that are smaller, healthier, more humane, and more attuned to different learning styles. With humor and good sense, she shows how a compassionate teacher or parent can cut through the red tape and make a crucial difference in the life of a child.

"LouAnne Johnson's book is a blend of common sense, humor, and practical, down-to-earth ideas of how each one of us, as a parent or a concerned citizen, can make a contribution toward improving America's public schools. I highly recommend it."
Michele Borba, Ed.D., author, Don't Give Me That Attitude!, No More Misbehavin', and Building Moral Intelligence

"As a former student of LouAnne's first 'at risk' class, I experienced firsthand her approach to education. The result was nothing less than a miracle. This book has the power to do for the United States education system what it did for our class; turn a flawed reality into an exemplary system of education."
Dan Mueller, associate producer and designer, BottleRocket Entertainment Inc.

"LouAnne Johnson writes with passion, humor, and good old common sense about the joys and frustrations of teaching, and the ways in which caring individuals can make a critical difference. Her book is a must read for all who have a stake in the success of our schools."
Robert R. Spillane, United States Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, former New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education and former superintendent of the Boston and Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools

Praise for Dangerous Minds

"Johnson shows the importance of basic respect, constant encouragement, and unorthodox teaching strategies for a generation (another generation) of disenfranchised students."
Kirkus Review

"Remarkable - Johnson proves that unorthodox methods can turn a problem kid into an "A" student."
Vogue

Synopsis:

Critical Acclaim for LouAnne Johnson

The Queen of Education

"Johnson (Dangerous Minds), a high school teacher, lecturer, educationalconsultant, and former marine, has written a commonsense book about how the U.S. public education system is failing our children and how it can be fixed."
Library Journal

"Johnson offers passion and a fresh perspective on where we've gonewrong in public education and what to do about it. Public school educators and parents will enjoy Johnson's humor and candor, as well as her insightfulsuggestions for improvement."
Booklist

"Teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers shouldtake note of Johnson's simple but compelling ideas. Maybe having a 'queen ofeducation' is something to consider."
Publishers Weekly

"LouAnne Johnson writes with passion, humor, and good oldcommon sense about the joys and frustrations of teaching, and the ways in which caring individuals can make a critical difference. Her book is a must read forall who have a stake in the success of our schools."
Robert R. Spillane, United States Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, former New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education, and former superintendent of theBoston and Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools

"As a former student of LouAnne's first 'at risk' class, I experiencedfirsthand her approach to education. The result was nothing less than a miracle. This book has the power to do for the United States education system what it did for our class; turn a flawed reality into an exemplary system of education."
Dan Mueller, associate producer and designer, BottleRocket Entertainment Inc.

About the Author

LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, and high school teacher. She is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds. Johnson is an ESL teacher, student advocate, and educational consultant.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Acknowledgments xv

The Author xvii

Prologue: The Richest Country in the World—A Twenty-First-Century Fable 1

1. The Queen of Education 15

2. Questions That Keep Me Awake at Night 25

3. The Accidental Teacher 33

4. Memo to the Boss 51

5. Down with Detention 65

6. Dear Miss J 81

7. Truth in Labeling 95

8. Hey Miss J! 111

9. Scotopic Sensitivity 129

10. The Big Fat Problem 143

11. Why I Wouldn’t Give My Own Kid Ritalin 153

12. My Dream School 171

Epilogue: An Open Letter to Teachers 193

Appendix: Two-Minute Reviews 195

Index 213

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787987688
Author:
Johnson, Louanne
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
K-12 General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x.68 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Critical Acclaim for LouAnne Johnson

The Queen of Education

"Johnson (Dangerous Minds), a high school teacher, lecturer, educationalconsultant, and former marine, has written a commonsense book about how the U.S. public education system is failing our children and how it can be fixed."
Library Journal

"Johnson offers passion and a fresh perspective on where we've gonewrong in public education and what to do about it. Public school educators and parents will enjoy Johnson's humor and candor, as well as her insightfulsuggestions for improvement."
Booklist

"Teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers shouldtake note of Johnson's simple but compelling ideas. Maybe having a 'queen ofeducation' is something to consider."
Publishers Weekly

"LouAnne Johnson writes with passion, humor, and good oldcommon sense about the joys and frustrations of teaching, and the ways in which caring individuals can make a critical difference. Her book is a must read forall who have a stake in the success of our schools."
Robert R. Spillane, United States Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, former New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education, and former superintendent of theBoston and Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools

"As a former student of LouAnne's first 'at risk' class, I experiencedfirsthand her approach to education. The result was nothing less than a miracle. This book has the power to do for the United States education system what it did for our class; turn a flawed reality into an exemplary system of education."
Dan Mueller, associate producer and designer, BottleRocket Entertainment Inc.

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