Maximum Impact Education
Education is a starting point in developing America’s talent. That is why Maximum Impact Education is so important. In this groundbreaking book, six strategies are revealed that use the RETAIN concept to create a new approach for raising student achievement. Educator and author Jack E. Oakes presents a blueprint for how our nation can prepare high school graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Maximum Impact Education provides useful insights on the work needed to gradually overcome the silos that divide people in their communities as they struggle to rebuild relevant education-to-employment systems for America’s rapidly changing labor market.
Reviews and Endorsements:
“The story of how Santa Ana discovered the power of the ‘Business and Education Connection’ is an important one for every town, city and community in America.”
—David Elliott, President/CEO, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
“Maximum Impact Education is a landmark book with the promise of positive change for education in the twenty-first century.”
—Patricia Nellor Wickwire, President, American Association for Career Education
“Oakes’s ‘New Investment High School’ is not a theoretical model, but a practitioner’s handbook. He deftly shows how and why his strategies can benefit all students.”
—Al Mijares, Superintendent of Schools, Orange County
“Parents, educators, and policymakers all levels can now read a playbook for crafting a new choice in education, a choice we have always known in our hearts, but never put into action … until now.”
—Donnie Crevier, President, Crevier Classic Cars
“Stimulating, inspiring and timely! A clever use of anecdotes, case studies and research that delivers the goods on school reform.”‘
—Susan Dixon, Financial Service Executive
“Jack E. Oakes makes clear that the ‘assembly line’ mentality of ‘one size fits all’ misses the point of what our students need.”
—Lawrence D. Sporty, Psychiatrist/Educator