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Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students Hardcover – September 10, 2019
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“This book could be titled: Andrew Pollack vs. Broward County. Mr. Pollack is the bold, striking colossus of Parkland politics. He deals justice with an iron fist and will likely be portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger when the movie version of this book is inevitably made.” -- Cameron Kasky, Co-Founder of March For Our Lives
"Why Meadow Died is the untold, almost unbelievable story of how the moral corruption wrought by politically correct policies and willful blindness made the most avoidable school shooting in history somehow inevitable. If the public faces the truths this book reveals it should insist on a searching examination of the ethos of our public schools." -- Bill Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
"Why Meadow Died is a Shakespearean tragedy set in a public school system. The dark truths about our society and ourselves that shine through may be painful, but parents can't afford not to confront them. Moms: read this book like your child's life depends on it. It just might." -- Nicole Landers, Mom, Nurse, Founder Parent2Parent Network
"Every teacher in America should read Why Meadow Died, because as Pollack and Eden show, the policies responsible for the Parkland tragedy have spread across America. School administrators across the country are rewarded for not enforcing the rules, which leads to a thousand tragedies a day that go unrecorded. Public education is headed down a dark path, and this book should be a wakeup call to teachers and parents across the country." -- Judy Kidd, President, Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina
"After the Parkland shooting, the media devoted far more attention to the model of gun the killer used than to the role the school and its policies may have played in enabling the tragedy possible. Max Eden and Andrew Pollack refused to leave it at that, calling out the troubling failures of the Broward County School District, which seems to have, at times, been more intent on buffing its public image than on giving the community answers and keeping children safe. Given that Broward's disciplinary practices were hailed as a national model by many in public education, Why Meadow Died is a timely and bracing contribution." -- Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
About the Author
Max Eden is an education expert at an NYC-based think tank. He was formerly program manager of the education policy studies department at the American Enterprise Institute. Eden has a BA in History from Yale University.
- Publisher : Post Hill Press (September 10, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1642932191
- ISBN-13 : 978-1642932195
- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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EVERYONE should read this!!!
Never has there been a better time to obtain as much accurate and applicable information as possible so we can be equipped to override the hyper-partisan and outright evil we are sadly witnessing when they refuse to address anything that opposes the narrative they have force fed us all for way too long. In his unimaginable grief and incredible determination, Mr. Pollack (and his brave, kind cohorts and precious family) was able to overcome the atrocious treatment he received during an experience that no one should ever have to face and hold those responsible for contributing to prematurely ending the life of his beautiful daughter Meadow, whose eternal light must have shown him the way; helping others prevent future tragedies.
The power of corruption and influence that contributed to this ruthless and unconscionable event, along with the obsessive need to hang onto a destructive mentality of political correctness in society, needed to be exposed.
There are no words to express how much we appreciate this effort and how truly sorry we are to have seen how much these dear families were let down by a broken system that must be fixed, but one action that has the potential to help fellow human beings heal and how to make a difference in our children's future would be to buy and read this book today. And please continue to share this with everyone you know and love.
Thank you for allowing us to see the heroes that helped so many fellow human beings throughout such a devastating ordeal, including the heroes who wrote this book and who so eloquently wove together the stories and facts that we so desperately needed to hear.
I was engaged and enraged from to cover. I cried as I read accounts from the victims in their own words (not sound bytes filtered by the 24 hour media.)
Reading the cold hard facts of this story is like stepping into the twilight zone. The incompetence and corruption that created this mess occurred at unbelievable levels.
After reading this book, there's not a doubt in my mind that the Broward County school administration bears full responsibility for killing the students entrusted to them. Even the murderer was a product of their dysfunctional school system.
The dystopian nightmare matches reality in schools around the country and highlights a culture that has gotten so much worse. Teachers are handcuffed by administrators and bureaucrats that love running their little kingdoms, totally unaccountable to anyone, personally making the salaries of half a dozen teachers.
Teachers can't properly discipline students and the best intentions of keeping kids out of jail is causing a situation where crimes are literally bring committed every day and going unpunished. I'm hearing the same story from teachers and school behavioral counselors I know in North Carolina and Virginia as well.
Even more disappointing was that Broward couldn't vote out the bastards.
This book gets a 5/5 from me. It's a brilliant expose.
By gwpconcreteman on September 10, 2019
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Heart wrenching opening and gripping throughout.
I'm amazed at how the establishment allows for people with mental problems to continue to threaten society because they are afraid of offending anybody.
Several red flags were raised but nothing was done.
To be honest I couldn't put it down.