Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice
A devastating critique of the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change which can unlock the creativity and joy of learning inherent in all students.
In this book Nikhil Goyal--a journalist and activist, whom The Washington Post has dubbed a "future education secretary" and Forbes has named to its 30 Under 30 list--both offers a scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools to harness children's natural aptitude for learning by creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiring educational future that is thoroughly democratic and experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom.
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Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational MalpracticeUser Review - Nikhil Goyal - Publishers Weekly
Goyal, a 20-year-old education reform activist and the 2013 recipient of the Freedom Flame Award, criticizes America's traditional schools, with their heavy focus on grades and standardized testing ... Read full review
SCHOOLS ON TRIAL: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational MalpracticeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A journalist argues that conventional schools are oppressive, anti-democratic, and even harmful to children. Goyal (One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School, 2012), currently an ... Read full review
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