The Courage It Takes to Save K-12 Public Education in America
TONAWANDA, NY, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The battles in America are now played on the battlefield of our schools. Pushing Boundaries Consulting, LLC provided its collective expertise, including 13 authors and educational scholars, in its recently published book titled, EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION: An unprecedented opportunity to restore K-12 public education. They aren’t afraid to tackle the most controversial topics in education that are creating a divided and emotionally charged America. From the adversity of leadership in their first co-authored book, Escape the Headmaster’s Dunk Tank on their latest release titled, 100 No-Frills Things ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing Co-founders of Pushing Back the Boundaries, Rebecca Coda & dr. Rick Jetter, have the courage to shed light on status quo issues that many other organizations will not address. Undoubtedly, K-12 public education has been in crisis since the pandemic began, resulting in a systemic societal ripple effect of many other crises. Watch some of the most recent headlines regarding the emergencies happening right now in our K-12 public education system:
“The principal of a college dies by suicide on Southern California campus, officials say.
-News from the BNC, March 14, 2022
“We have become medical directors rather than educational leaders.”
-Association of School Administrators of New York StateAnnual Survey, March 10, 2022
“Video: Substitute teacher left bloodied after chair-throwing brawl with middle schoolers.”
– Resist the mainstream, March 11, 2022
“America’s Schools Failing to Tackle Youth Mental Health Crisis, New Report Card Says.”
–UNITED STATES Today, February 16, 2022
Each of these titles sounds the alarm of concern for our educational institutions. We cannot afford to lose more teachers to the profession, more administrators to death, more students struggling with mental illness and suicide, or more members of the community pushed into a unprepared workforce after high school graduation. The United States Department of Education has authorized $122 billion support a rescue effort; yet we are far worse off because rehabilitation efforts must be led by local communities in collaboration with school staff. K-12 public education cannot be reformed with money alone and without a community approach that values divergent contributions, which is what EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION recommended.
An inside look at what has always worked in teaching and learning, the questions we all need to ask, and the practices or policies that no longer work, the authors conclude their book with a remarkable call to action that will inspire communities to get involved in grass rebuilding the roots of our system.
The authors argue that schools CAN become thriving, safe and risk-taking institutions of learning, which will ultimately produce the happiest and brightest members of society. We progress when everyone does something in the name of EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION in this unprecedented opportunity for reform that concerns us all.
“We are on the doorstep of a new chapter in American education and need to use this moment as an opportunity to reset. We need ALL hands, on deck, to improve our system. We need to engage teachers, school leaders, families, students and entire communities. It’s not going to be easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. I want you all to work together.
–Miguel CardonaU.S. Secretary of Education, ASCD Annual Conference, March 2022
More information and video book trailers can be found at www.pushboundconsulting.com. EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION went on sale on Amazon and other major retailers. Wholesale sales can be ordered via [email protected].
Dr. Rick Jetter
SOURCE Pushing the Boundaries Consulting, LLC