The Schools Our Children Deserve
Oct 27, 1999Mr. Kohn talks about his book, The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards”, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book challenges the current state of education, and proposes multi-age, interdisciplinary classrooms. After his remarks he answered questions from the audience.
I like the talk, so the book sounds interesting. If you have trouble finding the link, go here: http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/137405
His opinions closely resemble my own. While I don’t hope to see the changes that I want any time soon, given entrenched beliefs and the real pain that transformation would involve, I would like to see the current system fade away in preference of more flexible notions of schools, grades, classes, teachers, and so forth. I encourage you to see the video.
I’ve heard a lot about this book (it’s quite old by now), but I’ve never read it. Might be time to do so.