NorthShieldTrajanOn November 12th the University of Arkansas will welcome author Dr. Gene Glass to speak here in Fayetteville as apart of the Education Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series for Practicing Public School Leaders. Dr. Glass is a professor of educational leadership and psychology in education at the Arizona State University. He will be speaking about his book which is titled Fertilizers, Pills, And Magnetic Strips: The Fate Of Public Education In America. In his books he highlights major changes in society that have impacted the world of education in America.


“All readers, whatever their political views, will find much to stimulate their thinking in this book. Its breadth and scope, the variety of data explored, and the stark nature of the argument will provoke both thought and emotion. As he has done throughout his career, Gene Glass once again helps us think more clearly about important issues in education.” ~ Ben Levin, University of Toronto.

“This is the first credible book of the 21st century to anticipate the future of public education.” ~ David C. Berliner, Former President of the American Educational Research Association; Author of The Manufactured Crisis

“…a wake up call to America about the disastrous consequences of current policies that shortchange the education of the coming majority “Latinos and other ‘minority’ students” on whom the very future of the nation rests.” ~ Patricia G├índara, University of California, Los Angeles; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles

While I have not read his book yet, it is on my “wish list” and can’t wait to read his work after hearing the reviews of his work……and I’m very excited about having the opportunity to hear him speak. If you live in the Fayetteville area and would be interested in attending this lecture, you can click here for more information on this event.

Mr. McClung

2 thoughts on “Fertilizers, Pills, And Magnetic Strips”

  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Not knowing anything about the author or his particular views, I can say that the title itself is provocative. There are some really strange thoughts that come to mind when I try to mentally link fertilizer, pills, and magnetic strips to education. You and your class is doing a great job with the blog. I recently included it in my review of interesting blogs on which teachers post student produced work. Thanks!

    Cade Somers, student in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 TT2 Class at the University of South Alabama

  2. Not sure how to edit a comment, but I accidentally placed “is” instead of “are.” I could have let it slide, but it’s one of my perfectionist tendencies to fix it.

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