Oakland, CA – All over the world our children have been suffering due to inadequate funding, crowded classrooms and slack curriculum. Can a parent continue to work or go to school to further themselves yet stay engaged in the future of their child’s education? Rex Fortune is not only a parent, education expert and former educator but the author of Bridging the Achievement Gap: What Successful Educators and Parents Do.
He provides information on the resources that are readily available to help a parent make the best decisions for their child from best education practices to schools that are making a difference. Some of those practices outlined in his book were what was taught in the 1970s fundamental, innovative and grassroots methods. These methods, however, can not stand alone the students must develop a pattern of continual study along with receiving frequent and adequate support from the schools, teachers and other educators.
All parties involved must have the same goals in mind bridging the education achievement gap for minority students. Through these collective efforts students excel, boost their self confidence and continually exceed the API national requirements. For those that has a vested interest in the education of their child or the school system pick up a copy of the book or the supplemental DVD "Parenting Practices: How Successful Parents Bridge the Achievement Gap." The DVD provides similar information outlined in the book along with real parent interview success stories.
Rex Fortune, Author on Books - “Bridging the Achievement Gap: What Successful Educators and Parents Do” and Co-Author – “Leadership on Purpose” and DVDs – “Parenting Practices: How Successful Parents Bridge the Achievement Gap” and “ Leadership on Purpose” received his B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University; MA from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in education from Stanford University. In his 40 years as an educator, he has been a high school teacher, a school site administrator, an associate superintendent of public instruction in the California State Department of Education for 11 years, superintendent of Inglewood Unified School District (USD) for five years, and superintendent of Center USD for 15 years before he retired from there in 2003.