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An immersion into teenage culture

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Reviewed: 02-12-16

Loaded with great research and biblical advice. I recommend this to any parent or youth leader.

Enlightening and Entertaining

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Reviewed: 01-21-16

I particularly appreciate the length that Wolff goes to contextualize the era these 12 americans lived in. He covers the social environment as well as the family environment that helped shape these individuals. The dimension that Wolff offers in this book better helps us understand the science of a useful education. It helps the reader to reevaluate our concept of how a useful education is obtained.

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Don't sniff the glue... Sniff and Eat it!

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Reviewed: 12-24-15

The author leads the reader on a personal journey through what it's like to get into teaching. The protagonist fights her way within the culture of the public school system and its flaws. In the end, her eastern philosophy helps her realize that teachers should stop fighting to reform the system and just embrace it and that that will eventually make teachers feel enlightened and feel like winners... and that somehow this will help children. The conclusion really disappointed me, knowing what's happening in our ed. system. I recommend the book because of its description of what it's like in the system and its an entertaining read but just hold your nose.

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A gold mine of finances and true education

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Reviewed: 06-01-15

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I wish I would have discovered this book long ago. If I did my life would have been different in regards to my college career. Its difficult to believe that this author was 21 when he wrote the book because it is high on quality information and wisdom and yet, as I read this book I'm aware he knows what its like being in the shoes of today's college students. Don't let the title fool you; this book goes far beyond financing college. You will be immersed into the world of high schoo juniors and seniors having to make their journey through SATs, college applying, FAFSA filing, student loans, and what its like to study in different college options like community college, state colleges, Ivy League, and private institutions so what you can compare. Your eyes will be opened to the game that is played by colleges and universities to take your kid for the highest price possible and will reveal their sales tactics.I've read about a dozen books on the topic of education for a seminar I'm preparing, and this is by far the most practical book on the topic. This book demonstrates how to stay ahead of everyone and yet receive a great education. I don't think the author realizes how good his plan is in my opinion. Following the advice in this book will, not only provide a way to obtain a college degree debt free, it will shape a girl into a woman and a boy into a man ready for the challenges of this 21st century economy and life in general.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful