The Business of Our Schools (Excellence in education series)

 
9781878802095: The Business of Our Schools (Excellence in education series)

In this, the inaugural essay in the Ashbrook Center's "Excellence in Education" Series, Denis Doyle, an educational consultant,speaker and author, contrasts the American education system with that of the Japanese. The results are both alarming and inspirational. Doyle conclusively demonstrates that the superiority of the Japanese system is due almost exclusively to their single-minded commitment to hard work. Americans should think less about spending their money and more about inculcating the will to learn.

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Denis Philip Doyle, founder of Doyle Associates, is a nationally and internationally known education writer,analyst and consultant. Doyle has recently developed a comprehensive book and compact isc(CD) titled,Raising the Standard: An Eight-Step Action Guide for Schools and Communities, which will be available in October 1997. After earning his bachelor of arts degree (1962) and his master of arts degree (1964) in political theory at the University of California, Berkeley, Doyle become a consultant to the California legislature - first as a program analyst and later as the architect of a series of education bills.

He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1972 to take up the position of assistant director at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. He later joined the National Institute of Education as assistant director, where he oversaw the nation's two largest demonstration projects, the Education Voucher Project and the Experimental Schools Project. During the presidential administration of George Bush, he was appointed by Secretary of Education A.Lamar Alexander, Jr. to serve on the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. He co-edited the commission's final report, Prisoners of Time.He has also been a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he was the co-director of the Modern Red School House (a project of the New American Schools Development Corporation). He was a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation for 18 months, until December 1996. He has written dozens of scholarly and popular articles for a wide variety of magazines, including Atlantic Monthly, The Public Interest, Change, Business Week, Education Week and the Phi Delta Kappan. He has also published over 150 op-ed pieces in such well known newspapers as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun. His books include: Investing in Our Children: Business and the Public Schools; Winning the Brain Race: A Bold Plan to Make Our Schools Competitive (with David T. Kearns, then Xerox CEO); and Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools (with Louis M. Gerstner, IBM CEO). His most recent book is Where Connoisseurs Send Their Children to School, which examines the phenomenon of public school teachers' disproportionately sending their own children to private schools. He has been a member of the Phi Delta Kappan editorial advisory board, the RJR Nabisco Foundation advisory board and the U.S./Japan CULCON advisory board. He is married to Gloria Revilla and is the father of two children, Alicia and Christopher. He lives and works in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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