Fear and learning in America : bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education
- John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch.
- English. Text in English.
- New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2014.
- Physical description
- xiii, 162 p. ; 23 cm.
- Teaching for social justice series.
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- Kuhn, John (John Matthew), author.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-155) and index.
- An unlikely activist
- Scaring America
- 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.
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- The teaching for social justice series
- 9780807755204 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0807755206 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780807755723 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780807772775 (e-book)
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