The time has come for fundamental change.
Education is the foundation of every nation's success or failure; it produces upstanding citizens, lifts people out of poverty, and catalyzes change. Crisis in the Classroom is full of captivating, insightful essays by renowned Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump; neurosurgeon and former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson; and serial entrepreneur and media personality Armstrong Williams that expose the harsh realities of the current state of education in the United States and its repercussions on underserved and marginalized communities.
Crisis in the Classroom presents the unvarnished realities of poor educational outcomes, a topic that is frequently missing from the headlines, and how these have led communities and generations of future leaders to descend into poverty and devastation.
Despite the grim realities depicted in Crisis in the Classroom, the authors show us that faith and unity, paired with an apolitical, solution-based approached to the education crisis, can provide hope for a brighter future
Individuals from vastly different political positions agree that there is a crisis in education.
“A must read. This compelling set of essays by three leading, independent, and highly respected voices takes on the range of challenges facing underserved communities. Whatever their differences, they all agree on the moral imperative to address the civil rights issue of our time-the failure of our inner-city schools to provide a quality education to all children. The time has come for fundamental change."
former Attorney General
“Nations rise and fall on the quality and breadth of their education; to tackle the most fundamental issue in America, Crisis in the Classroom necessarily cuts through reflexive political divisions and biases to address the heart of the matter-the challenges and solutions to achieving universal education. The book explores the root causes of the spiraling educational crisis in America and proposes novel fixes; it is wisdom that will not be welcomed by those profiteering from the catastrophe of the educational status quo. Our children, educators and nation deserve this book."
—ADAN WALDMAN, Esquire
A call to our highest virtues and ideals.
What Black and White People Must Do Now explores the complexity of race and culture in the United States. In his third book, renowned conservative entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Armstrong Williams discusses his prescription for healing and atonement amidst today’s current social upheaval.
Race and racism are America's original sin, and four hundred years later, they still plague the nation, pitting groups against each other. Despite how much time has elapsed, many Americans remain befuddled by how to move forward; however, the time for solutions has come.
In this book, Armstrong Williams recounts his personal story and journey growing up working on his family farm in rural South Carolina, leading to an unexpected meeting with the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, which turned into an unlikely relationship that led him to the halls of power in Washington, D.C.
Williams calls for all Americans to stand up to represent America’s highest virtues and ideals, and he challenges us to look beyond the pale of race for something much deeper.
“Finally, a trusted voice on what needs to happen in America in order to heal our divides. Armstrong’s extraordinary success as an entrepreneur, coupled with the respect he has in all communities gives him an insight that very few have. This book is long overdue and a must-read.”
—Benjamin Crump, Esq.,
renowned civil rights attorney
“Today we find ourselves dangerously in a place of uncertainty that beckons leaders to rise up and speak up for the values and integrity that this country was built on. Yet, we must evolve, and we must do it quickly and with poise and fortitude. In this book is the poise and fortitude that sees the truth from both sides of the equation; the truth that others are afraid to speak, you will find here.”
—Ambassador C. Boyden Gray,
former White House counsel to former President George. H.W. Bush and former ambassador to the European Union
“Armstrong takes on the toughest topics currently facing the United States and he does so in an honest and straightforward way. He doesn’t shy away from being blunt and honest about what we all need to do to continue crafting a more perfect union. If you’re looking for the unabashed truth, this book is for you.”
chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group
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".. This catastrophe will go down in history as among the most detrimental to the Black community because we will be responsible for allowing an entire generation of young people to fall into the clutches of crime, drugs and poverty, thereby prolonging the perpetuation of a subculture that must come to an end."
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Free Speech's Greatest Foe: Free Speech
"Among the most enduring cornerstones of America's prosperity is the people's right to free, uncensored speech. When our forefathers devised our Bill of Rights, they anticipated the chilling impact that outlawing speech would have on free and prosperous democracy."
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"The concept of an armed populace is an important dynamic not only for our own society but also for any enemy looking to invade the United States. While it may not always seem like it, the world is a dangerous place and while we’ve enjoyed many moments of peace..."
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"Truth is often difficult to express. To tell the truth is to acknowledge both successes and shortcomings. Tragically, failure has overtaken the truth, compelling politicians to spread lies and mislead the public in an effort to solidify their positions of power and garner support for their administrations."
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