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 Education Aggravation


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 This book is so well written, funny, and straightforward. The author’s background is a lesson in the school of hard knocks. Leslie Brooks is a motivated no BS teacher. It seems that some parents have not been taught how to be parents when it comes to education for their kids. This is a must read from a teacher who has been in the trenches for years. With two grown up children myself, I would have cherished any teacher like her to have kicked my kids into high gear for paying attention in class, and understanding the value of learning every subject in school. Hell, America needs to take this book to heart lest we crumble as the greatest free nation on earth.

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Your book is awesome!! It helps parents to understand the school system and it's priorities, struggles, and successes. I am a great-grandparent and have 5 children in elementary school. This book gives me the knowledge I need to guide my grandchildren in raising their children through the public school system and in their home life.

Fascinating real-time experiences from all angles of school goals and communications. This is a straight-talk book that will excite you to action for your children's education and futures. Funny, painful, insightful. 



Leslie K. Brooks' new book, "Education Aggravation", is beautifully written with passion and love for children's feelings and education.

Leslie K. Brooks' new book, "Education Aggravation", is beautifully written with passion and love for children's feelings and education. She writes with humor ...



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Education Aggravation:
A Retired Teacher's View from the Trenches - A Call to Action

 A controversial look at our failing education system, and the roles of the various actors: parents, administration, teachers, students, politicians, media and technology. With a mix of anecdote and facts, Leslie


 takes a look inside the education system and focuses on specifics from the bottom up, first to the changing students we have and then on the tools we have to help them navigate their individual success in an unknown future.



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Nathan Gewondjan

5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-Opening and Mind Expanding

Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2022

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Great book! I found a lot of the information to be not only eye-opening, but entertaining and interesting. The perspective shared by the author demonstrates her experience in education and teaching. I found the insight regarding the effect of technology on education is playing to be interesting and logical. I do highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone regardless of whether or not you're a teacher or parent. From the discussion of money in education to standardized tests. You should definitely invest in yourself and read this book!


A Retired Teacher from NJ

5.0 out of 5 stars Education 101, an honest look at what is happening in our schools

Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2022

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Education Aggravation is a must read for anyone who wants to know what is happening in public schools today. Leslie eloquently writes about the many challenges facing educators, parents, and students and presents suggestions for improving how education can be delivered. Easily read, funny, and insightful. Thanks Leslie, for your honest work.



5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read for any Parent who cares

Reviewed in Australia on May 1, 2022

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My friends and I could never understand why our school did so little for our kids. My son was a difficult child and we, dedicated and intelligent parents, couldn’t seem to get the results he should have been able to achieve. His school had an excellent repertoire of side-stepping and excuses. In this book, we see the other side of the coin: what the teachers have to put up with. How the New Ideas and Admin-Think is choking the life out of learning. Read and learn!


Tony M

5.0 out of 5 stars A clear and courageous voice

Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2022

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Leslie Brooks has written a book that needed to be written. She has beautifully and skillfully said what so many are thinking. Education in this great country is in deep peril. Her voice is one that needs to be heard. Too many of us have become complacent with "how things are" and adopt the sad attitude of "what can I do"? Well start by reading this book. Then take action. Be as courageous as Ms. Brooks is!

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