Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem

By Leslie Milder and Jane Braddock


It’s demoralizing to work hard and witness student achievement every day, only to come home to false or misleading news reports about the failures of our public schools. Our schools are not failing and I resent the harsh criticism, mostly leveled by people who have no formal connection or accurate understanding of public education.

-Leslie Milder


Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem is the antidote to the incessant, often mean-spirited criticism leveled for decades against our public schools with little recognition for the great things they have achieved over the years. As a school teacher herself, Leslie Milder spent the better part of 10 years in the classroom and is quick to say “I was tired of getting picked on” when asked why she founded Friends of Texas Public Schools and co-authored this book with Jane Braddock.


Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem is a step-by-step guide to strengthening public confidence in your schools by uniting educators as ambassadors for the profession…