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Education in America
by Jeffrey Dean Swain J.D.


 

ISBN: 0-9722175-1-7
quality trade paperback (softcover)
Pages: 211

Price: $19.95    

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Education in America: A Dilemma in the 21st Century represents a detailed look at the double standard in public education that prepares minority children for failure. Jeffrey Dean Swain poses the question: why does this dual system of education exist fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education? Equal education does not result from integration but from access to equal resources.

Swain demonstrates that minority children are more likely to receive the least experienced, least certified and most unmotivated teachers. Additionally, they are the unwitting victims of administrative policies that limit their chances for success. Minorities are the students most likely to be placed in special education and the least likely to be classified as gifted. He does not demand that public education be abandoned: rather, he challenges parents to recognize the disparity in learning opportunities and understand the consequences of failure.


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Jeffrey Dean Swain is an anomaly, a renaissance man. he is a scholar, essayist, educator, orator, poet and author of Black and Still Here, A World of Color, Education in America: A Dilemma in the 21st Century and A Soul Unsettled, books on education, race, politics and culture. The diversity of his work indicates his interest in the development of knowledge about the African Diaspora.

Jeffrey is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and holds the degrees of Master of Science and Juris Doctor, respectively from Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami School of Law. He is presently a Ph.D. candidate. His professional career has included the practice of law, teaching and educational administration. Jeffrey is an avid reader who owes his love for books to his late father Rev. Prince Albert Swain and his high aspirations to his mother Frances Swain.

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