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David Greene is NPR s morning programming host/correspondent and has reported on politics and events in Russia, the Baltic, and Libya. He lives in Washington, DC.
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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: FriesenPress (November 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460225481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460225486
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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By D. Meyer on July 15, 2014
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It is time for every American to question the direction the politicians and media, as bidders for corporate America, have pushed the agenda regarding public education. Important to understanding the real issues is taking the opportunity to listen to actual educators, especially those who have experience, a wealth of knowledge, and a considered mind backed by research and evidence. David Greene is one such voice; an important voice worth listening to. As an educator with a graduate degree is Educational Psychology and as a father of two boys, I especially appreciated his chapter on how to educate boys. We fail boys, we fail poor children, and we blame the teachers. Read this book to begin understanding why blaming teachers will do little to cure what actually ails in public education.
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Apparently "Dienne" got a copy of the book that was a "printer's proof" that should never have been released to the public. The copy I bought from Dave himself about a month ago had no typos or other such goofs that I have come across so far, though I haven't finished the entire thing yet.
I will check, but I very much doubt that Greene is actually in favor of Doug Lemov's teaching methods or anything like that, and in fact I think Dienne is attributing ideas to Dave that are diametrically opposed to what he really thinks. Perhaps it's those typos?

Would Dave mind sending her a corrected copy?

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I've now skimmed pretty much the entire book. I see no typos or sloppy editing. Greene does quote Lemov from time to time, but some of the excerpts criticize Lemov's and some of them are approving. Perhaps the garbled copy caused the confusion. I personally think Lemov's teaching approach is scary.
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Some one had to say it. A very good book if you have children in school a must read. Gives an honest inside view about what is wrong with education in this country and what WE have to do to fix it.
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By 2greatboys on February 27, 2014
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Any student majoring in teaching, or thinking of becoming a teacher, a parent who craves knowledge on our children's education system. If you want to do the right thing.....I recommend reading this book.
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This book is brilliant. It is a perfectly written perspective from the inside. The implications of Greene's insights are urgent and paramount to the institution of Public Education. This book should be required reading for all teacher training programs.
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