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Stories by Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn's latest book is Schooling Beyond Measure (Heinemann, 2015). Visit him at alfiekohn.org.
'Your Hand’s Not Raised? Too Bad: I’m Calling on You Anyway'
Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: alfiekohn.org
Should teachers call on students who haven’t indicated they want to talk and, in fact, have tacitly indicated they don’t want to talk?
What No Child Left Behind Left Behind
Posted on: Dec 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
What's behind the recent "historic triumph"?
How Traditional Parenting Is Harming Children ... And Benefiting Conservative Ideology
Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Da Capo Press
Pushing our children to have self-discipline is ruining their self esteem, while maintaining the status quo.
Schooling Beyond Measure
Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: Education Week
Why do we focus on what is easiest to quantify, rather than what really matters in the classroom?
The Case Against Grades
Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The country's "most outspoken critic" of our national fixation on grades and test scores explains to teachers -- and parents -- why giving children grades does more harm than good.
We Can't Afford a School Privatizer in Obama's Cabinet
Posted on: Dec 14, 2008, Source: The Nation
When Obama turns his attention to the Education Department, let's hope he picks a progressive.
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