The Whole Classroom Left Behind

Observations From A Failing Inner City School

Non-Fiction - Education
168 Pages
Reviewed on 01/23/2017
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

If you want to get a raw account of some of the reasons why the school system is failing, consider getting your own personal copy of The Whole Classroom Left Behind: Observations From A Failing Inner City School by James W. Shine. James W. Shine has an unorthodox approach by calling students ‘gorilla’ or ‘lowering functioning students,’ but he gets the message across; that the school system is broken. In every aspect of the school system, as discussed in The Whole Classroom Left Behind, the parents along with the teachers are being held responsible for the outcome of the learning and education of the students. But how the school teaches and the students’ desire to learn must be paramount as well and it's lacking.

In reading The Whole Classroom Left Behind, I'm reminded how differently the inner-city and urban school districts approach educating students vs. being educated in the suburbs. Once all of the surface layers of economic disparities, instabilities and homelessness are wiped away in the inner-city and urban areas, while understanding that these students learn differently, then education can become a success and begin as it does in the educational systems throughout the world.

In The Whole Classroom Left Behind by James W. Shine, you will see that there is hope and it starts with how we view it on a local, state, and national level. James W. Shine offers some important changes in The Whole Classroom Left Behind, where if the schools, teachers, parents, students and the country can make a different paradigm shift, there is an excellent chance to turn a once failing system around and leave no classroom nor child behind.

James Shine- The Author

Thank you so much Mrs. Naylor for your review! I admit that I've taken an "unorthodox approach" in this book, and I apologize in advance if any of my comments were offensive or hurtful, but let's all hope now that with the election of Pres. Trump that the days of political correctness are over. What I did with "The Whole Classroom.." is to tear off the scab on the festering wound that is our failing public school system in our blighted inner cities and, of course, the educrats and the teachers' union apologists don't like it one bit, and have done their best to ignore my book into the graveyard! Still, with all sincerity and as someone who has served on the front lines there, I wrote this book for the parents and grandparents of the kids stuck-because of geographic bad luck- in these dysfunctional dropout factory schools. Now with the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Pres. Trump's new Secretary of Education, the proposals that I put forward in my writing, ie. School Choice and Vouchers for ALL kids- are now going to be coming to the fore. As these discussions begin, "The Whole Classroom..." becomes more timely than ever. Thank you once again for your review, let's hope that it helps us to get these needed educational system revolutionary ideas "out there." :-)