On 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 Gándara, 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.