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Ed School Follies: The Miseducation of America's Teachers

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Revealing that our teacher-training institutes have reached an all-time low, this scathing expose shows a betrayal of traditional ideals and values and a remarkably low intellectual level throughout the educational establishment.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Backinprint.com (first published September 1991)
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Michelle
May 13, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
A little dated (done in 1988) but a very thorough and honest look at what goes on in America's teacher-education programs. Having been in one briefly myself and hightailed it right back to the liberal arts school in disgust, I understand completely what Kramer saw--in fact, I was in teacher training myself in 1988. But after my fiasco of a class in Educational Psychology, where we sat around, gave each other various tests, and then emoted about the results, and in which everyone who showed up co ...more
James Carter
Jun 25, 2017 James Carter rated it it was amazing
Several important questions to ask:

1. What do we want our children to learn in school?

2. What's important to know?

3. What are the long-term goals?

To me, it's to have a significant amount of background knowledge that's relevant, academic, and not junk and to be able to read, write, and compute. In the long run, it's to think critically and to be able to challenge information.

Are schools doing that today?

Nope.

I should know because I taught mathematics for 3 years. The reality is not even that cl
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Staci
Jun 14, 2011 Staci rated it it was amazing
Excellent book about teacher education or lack thereof. Anyone in education or interested in education should read this - it will make you laugh so that you don't cry.
Jesse
May 05, 2014 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Reveals how biased and agenda-driven education schools have become over the past 30 years.
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