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Shackles!

Kids in America, by and far, have no choice but to go to school; it is COMPULSORY.  While there, they have no choice but to have adults TEACH them every thing they need to know … on the TEST.  The kids quickly lose interest and find themselves wishing they were somewhere else, anywhere but here.  … Continue reading

Is ANYBODY not Wounded By School?

That’s a sincere question. I’m wondering if any of us escape from our at least 10 years of schooling unscathed? For this week’s blog, we all agreed to read the book Wounded By School by Kirsten Olsen and write about it. The author says, in the introduction, “Because of school’s long, powerful presence in our … Continue reading

Schools Must Become Democratic Institutions

In a democracy, public education should promote models and policies for schools that provide students direct, personal experience with democratic ideals of choice, equality, freedom, and shared power. As much as we want to “teach content” and “cover curriculum,” we can’t drop out of the sky into students’ pre-exisitng communities and the midst of their … Continue reading

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