A BEAUTIFUL INDIFFERENCE - RETHINKING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THE THREE-FOURTHS

By Dr. Will Colley

Finally, here’s a book “er’body” (educators, policy-makers, parents and students) can use to tackle the injustices within America’s public education system.

In A Beautiful Indifference, Colley lays out three challenges plaguing the “three-fourths,” or marginalized public school students. Readers may be shocked to have finally found a blunt discussion on the problems of public schools.

Within these pages, Colley does more than “expose the crimes.” He gives you solutions we can all implement, one at a time. There are no magic steps to school reform except to change individual thinking and organizational thought.

To catapult readers into change, Colley introduces concepts such as: “Schools don’t look out and copy the world’s imbalance, people do, ” and “teachers fear students and students fear the perception that teachers cast upon them that might be or will probably become them.”

Often the only African American male English teacher in the building, Dr. Colley has been in the trenches: the hallways, playgrounds, and classrooms where he has witnessed social, political, and dehumanizing crimes against the marginalized “three-fourths.”