Students are Only as Dumb as Their Teachers

Author: Lynise S.B. Lassiter

ISBN 978-1-60264-234-8 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-235-5 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-246-1 (eBook)

168 pages

Do you know how teachers are certified?
Did you know that some teachers make no more than $5,000 extra annually over the course of their 30 year career?
Would you be surprised to know that the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has comprised a set of recommendations for teaching math that may not be based on sound research? More troubling, educational agencies are using these suggestions to develop curriculum and assessments!
Finally, someone from inside the education system tells it like it is in plain language. Lynise Lassiter, a master educator, speaks directly to educators and parents by blowing wide open the social and psychological dynamics that keep educators from delivering sound educational services. Most important, she holds parents accountable for allowing their children to move through the system deficient in critical skills. However, she balances her criticism by offering suggestions that do not demean, but empower parents to take more responsibility for their children's education. This is a must read for all prospective, new and seasoned educators, school board members, local and state government officials, and most of all, parents.


Lynise SB Lassiter, a master educator, has taught, developed and presented staff development workshops, engaged in curriculum consulting and worked on a number of committees at the K-12 and college levels for over a decade. She earned her BA degree in comparative religion from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership from Oakland Univer-sity in Rochester, Michigan.
In addition, she has taken a number of other advanced courses in education and religion from Harvard and Northcentral University. For the past two years, she has taught an Argumentation and Exposition course at a prominent Missouri university. She lives in the Missouri countryside with her husband, who serves in the US military, three year old daughter, mother and two cats.

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