The Emerson Street Story: Race, Class, Quality of Life and Faith

In Business, Money, Politics, School, and More

by Johnny E. Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781728370798
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781728370781
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781728370804

About the Book

This book presents a set of reflections and ideas for better educating our children. It is also about Emerson Street -- neighborhood and name of the street of the home of the author’s growing up in Austin, Texas. It is about race, class, quality of life, and faith, ending with suggestions about how to move schools toward a better system of academic success for all children and, thereby, impacting the common good and resulting in higher quality of life for all. Also, included is a summary of the Winners Always Practice Program, which is a set of tips on winning strategies for sports games and for life. The author expresses confidence that things can happen for the better; he has kept the faith – in things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen. The essence of the book conveys the point that the time has come for a major shift in how we treat one another as human beings of equal value and importance. We will all enjoy a higher quality of life when we focus more on the common good and less on considerations of race and class and selfish benefits. The appropriate and progressive way to look at diversity is to celebrate and appreciate it. The best and most impactful path to a higher quality of life is through successfully educating all our children -- “all means all!” So far, the plans commonly in place for educating our children fall short in the desired results, and many children miss the opportunity to become educated successfully. Twitter: @jbrowneducator

About the Author

Dr. Johnny Edward Brown is a native of Austin, Texas, residing during his early life on Emerson Street. He graduated from the original L. C. Anderson High School, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He became the first African American athlete for an intercollegiate athletic program at Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University) in San Marcos. Dr. Brown worked as a teacher-coach early in his career, first at the middle school level in San Antonio and also Austin, where he became the first high school varsity head basketball coach at the current L. C. Anderson High School. Dr. Brown has served as an administrative leader, including principal and superintendent, for schools and school districts in four states. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education degrees at Texas State University, and the terminal degree, Doctor of Philosophy, at the University of Texas at Austin. He has completed post-graduate work and serves as an adjunct professor at Lamar University in Beaumont. He routinely speaks to various audiences regarding the successful education of our youth. Dr. Brown is an active volunteer in his community. He and his wife, Carolyn, also an educator, are members of the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Austin and regular attendees and supporters of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Beaumont. They are parents of a son, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter.