Addicted To Reform

by John Merrow
Addicted To Reform
  • ISBN-13: 9781620972410
  • Author(s): John Merrow
  • Subject: Education
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Imprint: The New Press
  • Publication Date: 21-09-2017
  • Format: h/b

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£23.99
During his four-decade career at NPR and PBS, John Merrow reported from every state in the union, as well as from dozens of countries, on topics including America's obsession with standardized testing, the low standards of many teacher-training institutions, how corporate greed created an epidemic of attention deficit disorder, and Michelle Rhee's indifference to cheating in Washington, D.C. Along the way, he taught in high school, a historically black college, and a federal penitentiary. Now, the revered education correspondent of PBS NewsHour distills his best thinking on American public education into a 'twelve-step' approach to fixing a K-12 system that Merrow describes as being 'addicted to reform' but unwilling to address the real issue: schools that are inappropriate for the twenty-first century. Covering topics from how to turn digital natives into digital citizens to why it should be harder to become a teacher but easier to be one, the twelve smart chapters in this book - inc
About the book

During his four-decade career at NPR and PBS, John Merrow reported from every state in the union, as well as from dozens of countries, on topics including America's obsession with standardized testing, the low standards of many teacher-training institutions, how corporate greed created an epidemic of attention deficit disorder, and Michelle Rhee's indifference to cheating in Washington, D.C. Along the way, he taught in high school, a historically black college, and a federal penitentiary. Now, the revered education correspondent of PBS NewsHour distills his best thinking on American public education into a 'twelve-step' approach to fixing a K-12 system that Merrow describes as being 'addicted to reform' but unwilling to address the real issue: schools that are inappropriate for the twenty-first century. Covering topics from how to turn digital natives into digital citizens to why it should be harder to become a teacher but easier to be one, the twelve smart chapters in this book - inc