Recreating America’s Broken Schools
“This story takes place on a fictional U.S. island.
The inspiration this narrative offers
could help reshape public schools in America.”
“A Fabulous Fast-Paced Narrative where readers are inspired.”
“Dr. Aaron Smith has crafted a fabulous, fast-paced narrative for Young Adult reading, a book which takes the reader through the action-packed journey of high school senior Colby Holloway as he helps guide a transformation of the whole idea of public schools in America.
Readers will be inspired by observing the transformation in action around the question, ‘if you had a blank check, what would you do differently to transform public schools?’ This narrative gives young readers an inspirational opportunity to view critical thinking in action and empathize with the struggles of public education.”
Author of six books on American culture
Co-Author Trusted Healers (September 10, 2019 release)
“The time is here. The time is now.”
“Blank Check is a must-read for anyone interested in teaming together to reinvent public education. Nationally, public schools face similar problems that require educators, communities, and businesses to combine forces to move beyond the testing era and focus on students as individuals.
His book introduces a plan along with four critical elements that are requirements for addressing critical issues surrounding public education. The time is here. The time is now.”
Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Broward County Public Schools (6th largest school district in the United States)
“A great read!”
“Blank Check is a captivating, fast-paced, fictional presentation of a concept for remodeling an educational system. The first part captures the reader’s attention with a plot that introduces the characters who will eventually “play out” that concept. The book then unfolds what is inevitably the author’s holistic ideas about how to ‘replace and promote’ an alternative educational system.
Considerable thought and related research have been applied to the concept. Though the presentation takes place in a fictitiously small district, the processes by which change might be accomplished are presented in an inclusive manner. St. Andrews’ Pact is an enterprising, multifaceted approach for change which though ambitious provides the reader with a positive first-steps approach. A great read!”
– John Calver, MBE, Senior Imagineer at Imagineering Futures