The End of Education by Neil Postman
Redefining the Value of School

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In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning.
 

About Neil Postman

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Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University. He passed away in 2003. Steve Powers is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than forty-five years experience in broadcast news.
 
Published June 1, 2011 by Vintage. 225 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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This critique of American education offers further subversion from Postman a quarter of a century after his Teaching as a Subversive Activity.

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Claiming that our current educational system teaches students to worship technology and consumerism, Postman argues for more humanistic ""narratives"" as the basis for schools.

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For years the three professional associations involved with testing (two of which have been headed by Bob Linn, one of the authors of the policy brief that is the occasion of this diary), AERA, NCME, and APA, have been saying that a test designed to allow one to draw valid inferences for one purp...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This is one of the most sane and salutary books on this difficult subject ever written.

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