The American educational system is defunct. Patty Degen, a retired public school teacher with over 40 years' experience in the classroom, has written a treatise which, in surprisingly few words, explains exactly why and what the solutions are. One would have to read many, many books to get to this educational digest. Patty, of course, over the years, has consumed all of these books and has delved into all the "secrets" which takes a lot of digging. A must-read for anyone with young children or grandchildren or for anyone considering a teaching career.