Discontent with public education has been on the rise in recent years, as parents complain that their children are not being taught the basics, that they are not pushed to excel, and that their classrooms are too chaotic to encourage any real learning. The public has begun to reject school bond levies with regularity, frustrated by what it perceives to be mounting educatio...more
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published January 30th 1999 by Social Philosophy and Policy Center
(first published January 1999)
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I'm still reading this book, but so far I'm very impressed. Coulson has certainly done his historical research. He lays out, in an easy way to follow, the different types of education that have been tried over centuries. He shows that there have not been any new ideas in education over centuries of history, but the same arguments keep coming up and the same models of education keep being tried, and usually with the same results. It is a great guide for us today as we continue the debate of how t...more