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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School

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Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school was not relevant to them. The education system isn’t broken — it’s doing exactly what it was intended to do so — create compliant cogs in machines. It’s outdated. It’s dangerous. And it’s suppressing millions of children around the country. This McSchool model of forcing facts into kids’ brains ...more
Paperback, 1st, 231 pages
Published September 5th 2012 by Alternative Education Resource Organization
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Pete Welter
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pointed to "One Size Does Not Fit All" by a talented and entrepreneurial high school student who shares Nikhil Goyal's views that education as it works today is not effective, either in deep learning now or in creating lifelong learners in the long run. Given that nearly every bit of conversation about education is adult-to-adult, it is refreshing to finally hear the views of students who have thought deeply about what they need from education.

Overall, I can's say I learned a huge amount f
Cassandra Slattery
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nikhil Goyal’s book One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School is a brilliant new book that presents a bold and revolutionary plan for the future of education. The style is fun and easy to read while Mr. Goyal’s meticulous research demonstrates what specifically is not working in the American school system and how these problems compare with school systems worldwide and shows how this impacts the workforce and economy. His solutions for transforming education are creative and pl ...more
Christopher Gray
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was perhaps the most important book I will read this year. I am proud to know that Nikhil Goyal exists and will be a leader in this country for a long time. I am grateful to his parents and teachers for raising such a fine young man. Sadly, his is the kind of vision that doesn't survive the bureaucracy and politics of our republic. I say, give him a school system to run and let's see how he does. I would also be interested in a sequel that explores the relationship between the changes he ad ...more
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May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book every parent should read it as we'll as every teacher.
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Outstanding read!! He is supported by Howard Gardner! Step down Arne Duncan, Nikhil is here with a real plan!
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Why education needs changing ... from an insightful student perspective.
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Nikhil Goyal is the author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice (Doubleday/Random House, 2016).

He has appeared on MSNBC and FOX and written for the New York Times, MSNBC, The Nation, and other publications. Goyal has also had speaking engagements with the Clinton Global Initiative University, Google, Stanford, University of Cambridge, SXSW, LEGO Found
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