Barbara D. Katz-Brown Discusses Public School System Politics in New Book
In this present time, where almost everywhere, politics exists, author Barbara D. Katz-Brown shares her insights and urges fellow educators to open up their eyes and see the phenomenon in their own field. "Climbing The Rock Wall - Surviving a Career in Public School Education" is the author's way of expressing her own views and opinions as to what she refers to as "politics within a public school system".
In her 40 years of working in a public school district, Katz-Brown discloses problems she faced with career advancement and day to day teaching while trying to make a difference in the lives of her students. On that note, she believes that this book is a must read for beginning public school teachers, those who want to advance in the public education field, or anyone interested in what occurs behind the brick and mortar walls of public schools in this country.
"Climbing The Rock Wall" may seems like a memoir, but with a closer look and understanding, readers will see that this work is a call to urge the country to change practices of hiring or retaining teachers and administrators, and also to drastically change the curriculum to meet the skill demands of the workplace and to increase high school graduation rates. This is, if a country has a high regard for giving the best education to its people.
Written based on her unreconstructed experiences, Katz-Brown intends to reach out to every new person considering public education as a career or someone entrenched within a public school system who feels like no one is listening to their concerns. She wants readers and both audiences to know the basics of surviving in the education field. She believes that politics exists in every workplace and phase of life, and one must be ready to learn how to navigate the public school system. Referencing her work upon current research in the fields of behavioral science, educational theory, and years of experience in the field, she suggests to readers reasons why the current school reforms will not be effective to decrease the poor US high school graduation rates by delivering her propositions with a bit of humor, sarcasm and irony in her book Climbing the Rock Wall-Surviving a Career in Public School Education.