New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2014.
Book — xiii, 162 p. ; 23 cm.
An unlikely activist
Standardized junk science
Superteachers, miracles, and destructive idealism
The educational dark ages I : ignorance
The educational dark ages II : mendacity
Why we don't fix things
Compounding poverty with inequity
The prescription has failed
Appendix : A layperson's guide for involved teachers, students, and parents.
In this provocative book, "America's Superintendent, " John Kuhn lays bare the scare tactics at the root of the modern school reform movement. Kuhn conveys a deeply held passion for the mission and promise of public education through his own experience as a school administrator in Texas. When his "Alamo Letter" first appeared in the <em>Washington Post</em>, it galvanised the educational community in a call to action that was impossible to ignore. This powerful book requires us to question whether the current education crisis will be judged by history as a legitimate national emergency or an agenda-driven panic, spurred on by a media that is, for the most part, uninterested in anything but useless soundbites. (source: Nielsen Book Data)