Donna Shannon
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  • Ark, VA
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Too Many Kids are Not Only Being Mis-Educated, They're Being Dis-Educated
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PEP Talk at What about Ritalin? (BEYOND MIS-EDUCATION, ch. 18) #stopdiseducation"Dis-Education" refers to schools sucking the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Shannon Jan 13.

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The Jay Jarvis Connection 8-5-2017, Donna Shannon on vocals (a little shoulder surgery couldn't keep me from singing).
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"Trudging through the tech learning curve, I'm finally blogging about parental advocacy for public school children."
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Donna Shannon replied to Donna Shannon's discussion Too Many Kids are Not Only Being Mis-Educated, They're Being Dis-Educated
"Thank you."
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Joy Lewis replied to Donna Shannon's discussion Too Many Kids are Not Only Being Mis-Educated, They're Being Dis-Educated
"Thank you for sharing this discussion Donna. I will be sharing this with the network. Enjoy your day! "
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Too Many Kids are Not Only Being Mis-Educated, They're Being Dis-Educated

PEP Talk at What about Ritalin? (BEYOND MIS-EDUCATION, ch. 18) #stopdiseducation"Dis-Education" refers to schools sucking the knowledge and interests out of children that they already had when they first got to compulsory "education" age -- forcing kids to think and do only the "age-appropriate" things the teacher directs, only for a certain amount of time, and only for the purpose of being able to pass a high-stakes test,…See More
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"Hi, Otis! Happy to have you as a friend here at 411 Cafe. So you have a new book out - congrats on that! Maybe you wouldn't mind sharing a suggestion or two that I can use to promote my new book? If it/they're something I can do to help…"
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No; author, vocalist and freelance editor/proofreader/ghostwriter.
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American Association of University Women
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Writing, singing, advocating for gifted children.
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Hi everyone

Five things about me:

I freelance edit, proofread, and ghostwrite for other writers.  I mostly work on manuscripts, but I polish up all kinds of written material (you can check out some of my client reviews and portfolio at and search for my name, Donna Shannon).  I've edited several published books and numerous articles.  My rates are on par with average professional editing rates; I'm also open to bartering.

I'm an experienced transcriptionist.  If you don't like to write or type, dictate onto an mp3 voice file and I'll transcribe and edit for you.  

I am a (self)published author.  I recently published my second book, "Beyond Mis-Education," written with the goal of empowering Black parents to advocate for their school children (especially the boys) effectively and with confidence.  Public schools are largely letting American children down (note American schools' abysmal world rankings).l  They don't look for brilliance in Black children and seem to jump at any excuse to recommend  a behavior disability and the need for Special Ed (where they enter the pipeline to prison).  Our kids can't advocate for themselves - parents have to step up and do it.

I do voiceover work ( I haven't used that site in ages, but I believe my page still exists and you can sample my speaking voice.  Maybe you need a commercial done for your business, or maybe you've written a book and want it read as an audiobook -- I like taking voiceover jobs as an occasional break from constant editing and proofreading.

Last but not least, I SING!! Love my oldies R & B. Recently discovered I even like a little country.  My band is called One More Time.  There's not a whole lot on our music page, but there's enough to give you an idea about our sound:

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At 10:40am on October 11, 2016, Joy Lewis said…

Donna Shannon is a 411 Cafe' Premium Member! 

At 7:02pm on December 17, 2011, Joy Lewis said…

Hi Donna, how are you doing?  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

At 5:57am on July 25, 2010, Louis A Burrell said…
Donna happy to meet you and looking forward to networking. Sorry it took so long to respond.
At 6:33am on May 3, 2010, Lula Carter said…
Donna same here, I am sure we will meet up soon! Have a wonderful week!
At 4:11pm on April 1, 2010, Vernita Washington said…
Hi Donna-
Thanks for the shout out on my page. Yes, let's keep in touch. Happy Easter!
At 11:51am on March 28, 2010, Joy Lewis said…

Hi Donna,

How are you doing? I just wanted to thank you again for joining the 411 Cafe' Network and to wish you a blessed day! Let's keep in touch!

Peace & Blessings!
At 9:44am on January 29, 2010, Joy Lewis said…

Hi Donna, it's my pleasure to welcome you to the 411 Cafe' Business/Social Network! Thanks for the adding your music. I don't believe in accidents, this morning I decided I would change the music on my page which is currently featuring my favorite genre of music which is jazz but like you I also love country music and plan to feature some of my favorite country music today and then I log in and see your profile. I also love to sing, write and I'm interested in doing voice over work. You'll have to let us know when you have your next performance.

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Please visit my page to learn more about the 411 Cafe' and enjoy some of my favorite music. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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