Restoring Honor to Public Schools

A Teacher's Vision for American Education

by William E. Smith,

In this insightful analysis of public school policy, including No Child Left Behind, William E. Smith offers a unique perspective—he has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; served in several administrative roles, including principal of an impoverished, rural K-5 school and a K-12 laboratory school; and been a teacher educator and educational scholar, before returning to the classroom. In Restoring Honor to Public Schools: A Teacher's Vision for American Education, Smith draws upon thirty years of experience in varied roles to provide an insider's look at teaching and learning. With clear and uncompromising analysis, he assesses the real impact of politics and educational policymaking on our children's lives. Smith provides thoughtful and achievable recommendations for honoring teachers and teaching and restoring civility and intelligence to our nation's discourse about education.
  • R&L Education; January 2009
  • ISBN 9781578869305
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Restoring Honor to Public Schools
  • Author: William E. Smith; Gerald Bracey (other)
  • Imprint: R&L Education

In The Press

William Smith gives voice to the most pressing issues confronting our public schools. There were times that I literally stood up and cheered as I read Restoring Honor to Public Schools. Though the book does not resort to sentimental or emotional ploys, I often found myself emotionally charged as a veteran educator who has lived through many of the significant issues presented in this book. William Smith gives honor to public schools and to those of us who dedicate our lives to public education; butmost importantly, he gives honor to the children we serve...

About The Author

William E. Smith has taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels and was Teacher of the Year for East Tennessee. He has also been an assistant principal, a district administrator, a principal in a rural K-5 elementary school, a teacher educator, and a university laboratory school director.