I'm excited to be working on a new blog tour for WOW! Women on Writing, especially given the timeliness of the topic. If you're passionate about the state of our educational system, you'll definitely want to be a part of this blog tour. We are looking for 12-15 bloggers to host author D.A. Russell with a mix of interviews, guest posts, book reviews, etc. Below is the tour information:
Tour Dates: Jan. 5 - Jan. 30
Title: Lifting the Curtain: The Disgrace We Call Urban High School Education
Author: D.A. Russell
Synopsis: KIRKUS and CLARION both praise this impassioned whistleblower book about the serious issues in today's urban high schools.
The quality of education in today's urban high schools is a disgrace, and both our high school administrators and career bureaucrats in Department of Education are remarkably effective at hiding the problems behind the curtain of the school entryway. Attending an actual class would shock most parents, revealing schools that are unlike anything that we experienced just 15-20 years ago. We might know about a couple bad teachers, or hear the incessant cries for more funding, or notice the building needs major repairs. But we can never get behind the curtain to see the real, systemic causes of widespread failures in educating our children.
About the Author: D.A. Russell has spent the last ten years as a math teacher in one of the urban high schools used as an example in Lifting the Curtain. He is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College, and received his master’s degree from Simon School, where he was valedictorian of his class. Russell is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has two children that he treasures, and four grandchildren. His son is a police officer who served in the US Army in Afghanistan, earning a Bronze Star for valor. His daughter is a lawyer and his most passionate fan and honorary literary agent.
Russell has taught and coached children for decades. Few things are more important in his view than to cherish the children who are our real treasures in this world.
Participate! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your blog's URL and your available dates. We schedule 2-3 stops per week. You will receive a copy of the book! I look forward to hearing from you!