Praise for The MACE Manifesto!
The MACE Manifesto…
“Dr. Trotter and Mr. Haynes are true friends of public school teachers, and I know that when they write or speak on public education, everyone needs to take note. Every educator, young and old, and all politicians – legislators, school board members, and even superintendents – need to read The MACE Manifesto!” – The Honorable Darryl W. Jordan, Georgia State Representative
“A gripping, riveting read.” – Attorney Preston Haliburton
“John and Norreese are politically incorrect but are absolutely correct on public education!” – The Honorable Sandra G. Scott, Georgia State Representative
“As a former PTA President at a public elementary school, a public middle school, and a public high school, I appreciate the fact that The MACE Manifesto addresses the need for discipline in our public schools.” – Michael Robinson
“Dr. Trotter and Mr. Haynes are dealing with the unpleasant realities of today’s public schools – and, as a teacher, I can vouch for this!” – Dr. Jose Helena
“As a classroom educator, my life was changed by Dr. Trotter and MACE – and now we have The MACE Manifesto, the tour-de-force on public education!” – James (Gunny) Yawn
“Dr. Trotter and Mr. Haynes have been fighting for teachers for years, and as a son of two Georgia school teachers and as a Vice Chairman of a Georgia public school board, I know the importance of the message of The MACE Manifesto!” – Attorney J. Anderson Ramay
“The MACE Manifesto is the inconvenient truth about what goes on in our public schools – and especially in our urban schools. I know. I spent my whole career as a teacher in the Birmingham and Atlanta schools.” – Charles Melton
“From my educator’s perspective, The MACE Manifesto is the Bible on public education!” – Bo T. Oates
“As a former teacher and a former school board member, I am excited that a book finally tells it like it is on public education.” – Linda Crummy
“This ain’t chicken soup!” – J. B. Stanley
“Each page is RADIOACTIVE!” – Benjamin Barnes
“The unvarnished and sad truth about public education today.” – R. L. Moore
“I spent my career as a teacher and an administrator in two urban schools systems, and Dr. Trotter and Mr. Haynes are right on target in The MACE Manifesto.” – Mark Harris
“As a former teacher and a current administrator, I know the importance of good teaching conditions, and this is what The MACE Manifesto is all about.” – Lee Carter
“Yes, we are going to endorse our own book. It is an impressive manifesto. We’re not falsely modest. In this educational treatise, you will gain many insights about how American Public Education operates. You will learn about how newly appointed superintendents come to town with ropes around their necks, barely escaping the last school system alive but the search firm pimps put cheap perfume on them, recycle them, and sell these educational sluts to other unsuspecting school boards.
“You will learn how the publishing and software industries (most notably Pearson out of London, England and Bill Gates of Microsoft) are driving the American Public Education agenda with an indoctrinating, watered-down, dim-witted, drivel-type, homogenized, and nationalized curriculum called Common Core which is aligned with the values of UNESCO and not necessarily with the values of the local community.
“We show you how the standardized tests have become the false gods of American Public Education and how three essential elements for learning are completely ignored by the ‘school deformers’ – discipline, aptitude, and motivation.
“We deal with subjects that others either don’t know shit about or have parakeet balls and are afraid to broach.
“You will understand that trying to find a school administrator who supports teachers to the hilt and demands that students behave in the classroom is like trying to capture dinosaur farts and bottling them for the Smithsonian. They are just that rare!
“You get it all here…with panache and street cred. Forget hollow platitudes. We give it to you straight…right in the gut!” – Dr. John Trotter and Norreese Haynes