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In effect, public-school employees say to parents:  "You have to pay our salary and benefits, but how dare you demand proof that we know how to teach your children?  How dare you judge our merit?  How dare you demand that you get your money's worth?"

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Public Schools, Public Menace
How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children

by Joel Turtel

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The message of this book is clear - help parents act by removing children from "public" schools.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger says:

"This book is a must read for every parent. It is sad but true that the public school system in America threatens the values of families and the welfare of students. It is for that reason that Dr. James Dobson and I urge parents to take their children out of public school and either home-school or find private, traditionally religious schools."


WOW! This book will get read. And, it's not just a great explanation of the problem. Turtel uses "concerned parent" language. This is a doer's book that will help parents take concrete action. Full of hope and possibility, this isn't just the facts. It's immediate relief for anyone who you know who needs help - and timely when so many parents and children need it. What a great gift!



    
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Book Review by Tammy Drennan Coming Soon! 

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Tammy Drennan
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Excerpts from the Book

For ... parents who think they have no alternatives, my book will explain why you don't have to settle for a third-rate public-school education for your children.  You do have alternatives, many excellent, low-cost alternatives that can give your children a first-rate education and a rewarding future. (p. 4)

The main reason our public schools fail, and will continue to fail, is because they are a compulsory,, government-run, near-total education monopoly. (p.3)

A school teacher for a fifth-grade class in Minneapolis wrote the following letter to the local newspaper: ". . . I was told [that] children are not to be expected to spell the following words correctly: black, big, call, came, can, day, did, dig, down, get, good, if, in, is, it, have, he, home, like, little, man, morning, mother, my, night, off, out, over, people, play, ran, said, saw, she, some, soon, their, them, there, time, two, too, up, us, very, water, we, went, where, when, will, would, etc. Is this nuts?" (p. 14)

By the 1850s, before we had compulsory, government-controlled public schools, child and adult literacy rates averaged over 90 percent, making illiteracy rates less than 10 percent. Today, as shown by the New York State Education Department's annual report and other studies, student illiteracy rates in many public schools range from 30 to 70 percent. This is an education horror story and betrayal of our children. (p. 16)


 



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Notes

The message of this book is clear - help parents act by removing children from "public" schools.  And, it's not just a great explanation of the problem. Turtel uses "concerned parent" language.

     
Why read it?

This is a doer's book that will help parents take concrete action!  Full of hope and possibility, this isn't just the facts. It's immediate relief for anyone who you know who needs help - and timely when so many parents and children need it.

     

Recommended ideas

 

This is a doer's book that will help parents take concrete action!  Full of hope and possibility, this isn't just the facts. It's immediate relief for anyone who you know who needs help - and timely when so many parents and children need it.  What a great gift!



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About the author

 

Joel Turtel specializes in writing about political and education issues.  He has been an avid reader and researcher in political philosophy for over 40 years.  He owned a consulting company for fifteen years in which he had to interact with government agencies, and deal with their regulations on a daily basis.  As a result, he gained first-hand knowledge of the deep-rooted problems that government regulations cause businesses of all kinds.  After selling his consulting company in 1991, he became a full-time writer.  His first book, published in 1996, was "The Welfare State: No Mercy For the Middle Class."  His current book was the result of over three years of research and writing.

 

 



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What others are saying:

This book is a must read for every parent. It is sad but true that the public school system in America threatens the values of families and the welfare of students. It is for that reason that Dr. James Dobson and I urge parents to take their children out of public school and either home-school or find private, traditionally religious schools.  


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Dr. Laura Schlessinger, internationally syndicated Radio talk host, and author of Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kids


 

Public Schools, Public Menace is a great resource for any parent who is interested in better education for their children.  It is written with passion and insight.

 

- Alan Bonsteel, M.D., author of A Choice For Our Children: Curing the Crisis In America's Schools 

 


 

This is an excellent, thoroughly documented and detailed exposition of what's wrong with the public schools.  The author makes it clear that parents have a responsibility to make sure that their children get a good education, which is no longer to be had in a government school.  His chapters on the widespread drugging of children by the 'educators' and the negative effects of such medication should be read by every parent with a child in public school.  What can parents do about it?  The author outlines the benefits of homeschooling, which is no doubt the best alternative to the public schools available to parents.  How can a parent homeschool if he or she has to work?  The author addresses that problem and provides some very creative suggestions.  If you are a parent wrestling with the problem of education for your children, this book is for you. . . .

 

Samuel L. Blumenfeld, Syndicated columnist, and author of "Homeschooling: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Children" and seven other books on education and public schools





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