Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System is Failing and what We Can Do about it

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ASCD, 2011 - Education - 199 pages
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The founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine explains how the flawed assumptions that have shaped the debate on school reform for decades have hampered progress and proposes alternative assumptions as the basis for a whole new system of schooling.
  

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Review: Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It

User Review  - Eric Kalenze - Goodreads

For book project research--good resource for counter-arguments. (Argues against traditional schooling, pro-charter, believes in new digital-age learning, etc.) Read full review

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User Review  - Taweewat - Goodreads

Wasting Mind gives you another way to look at the education problem. The alternative path that everyone wants to see but no one is dare enough to do it. You just have to start everything again from the ground up Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
7
Flawed Assumptions
15
The GetTough Policy
17
All Standards for All Students
23
If It Moves Test It
36
Make Them Take Algebra
47
Wanted Great Teachers
54
One Student at a Time
101
Many Pathways to Success
109
Life to Text
117
Its the Work That Counts
128
Start Them Early
139
A New Role for Teachers
149
A Matter of Choice
156
Schools for Digital Natives
166

The Quest for the Supreme Leader
68
The Dropout Epidemic
74
Time for What?
81
Never Enough Money
86
A New Strategy of New Schools
92
A Second Parallel Strategy
99
Can We Get There from Here?
175
References
183
Index
194
About the Author
199
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