Sunday, April 5, 2009
Two New Book Recommendations
"The shocking possibility that dumb people don't exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you. Yet that is my central proposition: the mass dumbness which justifies official schooling first had to be dreamed of; it isn't real." Quote by:John Taylor Gatto (1937-) American school teacher of 29 years, author, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991 Source: The Underground History of American Education, 2001
I received the April, 2009 edition of School Reform News from the Heartland Institute yesterday. Here is the Heartland Insitute's quick read as to why we need Education Reform in our public schools.
This month's school reform news has two excellent book recommendations. The first book recommendation is Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America’s Public Schools by Eric A Hanushek and Alfred A. Lindseth Jim and I have been following Dr. Hanushek's research since we started fighting for education reform seven years ago. The book is a must read for parents, school board members, taxpayers and educators. I encourage educator to read the book to get an understanding why people reject more education spending. It will also help educators to understand that a reject of educations spending is not a rejection of education in and of itself.
The second recommendations is a book titled Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto. Also there is a series of videos by John Taylor Gatto I would recommend to my readers as well to view a link to the videos click here.
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