(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 07, 2022 ) Denver, CO and Louisville, KY Outskirts Pressthe fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing companyis pleased to announce the release of Humanity In Peril: Current Conditions in Education Through the Eyes of a HS Principal, by Rick Lasley, a high school administrator of over 20 years. The book sounds the alarm for our communities and legislators to fully understand the dire circumstances that exist in public education today.
The can has been kicked down the road for far too long. Principal Rick Lasley knew at the start of the 20212022 school year that this would be his last year in education. As a principal of 20 years, he had noted that conditions had changed quite a bit from the time he began his career. Student apathy was on the rise, concerns for student mental wellness and school violence had increased, the pool of certified teacher applicants had decreased and the overall teacher/staff morale had plummeted for a variety of reasons. THEN the pandemic hit
Rick Lasley started a journal on the first day of school in August 2021, not with plans to publish, but more for the need to vent. As the year unfolded and specific events took place at Apollo High School in Owensboro, Kentucky, he realized that there was a story to be told. By mid-semester, Rick had reached out to his closest educator confidants for advice on what should be done with his journal, which led to the publication of Humanity in Perila warning for educators and community members alike.
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At 160 pages, Humanity in Peril is available online at Outskirts Press and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the non-fiction category.
ISBN: 978-1-9772-5251-7 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $18.95 eBook: $8.95 iPad: $9.99
Genre: NON-FICTION / Education / Leadership
About the Author: Rick Lasley started teaching middle school/high school math at St. Romuald High School in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, in August 1990. The following year he was hired to teach and coach basketball at Cloverport Independent Schools, where he was given opportunities to lead at an early age. He earned his Principal Certification through his Rank I after obtaining his MA in Education at Western Kentucky University. In August 2004, Rick was hired as assistant principal at neighboring Hancock Co. High School in Lewisport, KY, and was named principal two years later. Before retiring as principal of Apollo High School in Owensboro, KY, in June 2022, Rick Lasley had been a high school administrator for 20 years, completing 32 years in education. He currently lives in Hawesville with his wife, Angela, and son, Aaron.
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