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Inspired by Dare You Face Facts?, Education's Missing Ingredient was published in 2009.

Inspired by Dare You Face Facts?, Education’s Missing Ingredient was published in 2009.

No doubt about it, you can make a difference in your schools, your community’s schools, or the nation’s schools — if you wish. It’s true. And it is not as hard as you might think. Discover how my books can help.

Sure there are barriers to improving education. But…none of them can stop a group of determined parents, grandparents, and citizens on a mission to improve their schools.

Simply stated — first — we need to get on the same page. Literally.

You know that one size doesn’t fit all. But did you know there is one step-wise improvement process that does work?

After reading The Necessary Revolution in American Education, I had to write a second edition. The Crucial Voice was published in 2012.

After reading The Necessary Revolution in American Education, I had to write a second edition. The Crucial Voice was published in 2012.

You know there is no silver bullet. On the other hand, have you considered that there could be a single solution for the common problems in our public schools? Read and decide for yourself.

One thing is certain; the so-called “education reforms” of the last 30 years aren’t working for all our children. …There is a better alternative… available….in libraries and for sale online. Find out more about these books and what they have to offer you.

Education’s Missing Ingredient: What Parents Can Tell Educators

Who should read this book?

All people who have little time to read but do care about public education. Because this is a quick, easy read, you will rapidly grasp the vision and process for educational improvement. One reader said he read it in a weekend (but was going back to take notes).

“Without those parents who question and who point out those unique community needs and history, schools will never truly meet the needs of children.  Victoria ’s book is a call to those parents sitting on the sidelines.”  Mary Ollie, four-time recipient of the state-level Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

What does this book offer you?

When confronted with seemingly immovable school personnel or lawmakers, this book becomes a tool for the underrepresented voices of teachers, parents, and students. And Education’s Missing Ingredient can be used as a guide to keep you on task.

If you see the fight for better schools as a reform war, consider this book as part of your arsenal.

Read more about Education’s Missing Ingredient….

The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present

(Education’s Missing Ingredient, 2nd edition — Yes, it is the same book, same stories, but it takes you much deeper into the solutions and their history.)

Who should read this book?

Everyone who is ready, willing, or able to redirect this country’s school reform tactics must read The Crucial Voice of the People.

Administrators, scholars, policy experts, and education historians — this book is not just the stories and opinion of one parent, it presents well-researched solutions in addition to a forgotten piece of history essential to making federal education law right for our country.

Parents and teachers — this book remains easy to read.

“The book is well researched and documented, but still manages to be an easy read. A thought-provoking, insightful book…a must-read.” Janice Hildreth, parent, author, and book-reviewer for the Idaho Statesman

What does this book offer you?

 Hope. For all those who have been in the education reform arena for years or decades, The Crucial Voice doesn’t just offer the solutions you have heard a hundred times — the vision provides you with the basis for finally making things right!

“At a time of polarizing debates and policy paralysis, Young provides parents, educators and policymakers with a perspective that is refreshing, original and most importantly, optimistic.” Pedro A. Noguera, PhD, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

Read more about The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present

No matter which book you choose to buy or borrow, both contain the same vision for education reform.

Having a shared vision is the first step in getting on the same page.