Dr. Charles Stallard and his co-author, Julie Cocker, have decades of experience in education at all levels. Their two previous books examined the role technology could and should play in the future of education and why its use in K-12 schools has yet to improve America's educational ranking among nations. Their work as teachers, professors, and consultants has given them a broad and deep look at schools, the children of today, and the government that owns and runs the education enterprise.
In this comprehensive review of the various elements of education in America, they reveal why schools, designed for a different era and different society, are beyond reform and what a new system that utilizes the power of the digital age can accomplish with the proper application of learning science and a clear purpose, a purpose undiluted by special interests seeking to extend their influence. They have broad experience in developing learning support systems for schools of all types across the U.S. and abroad. Based on what other nations are accomplishing with their learning support systems, their concerns are the motivation for this book, two years in the making. The intended audience includes parents, citizens, educators, and those in government who care about America's future.