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On the Death of Childhood and the Destruction of Public Schools: The Folly of Today's Education Policies and Practices

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"contrarian"
"professional outsider"
"a sore loser"
"another member of the Flat Earth Society"
"a national treasure"
"a modern Don Quixote"
"a skeptic's joy!"

No matter what he's called, Gerald Bracey IS public schools' best defender. And in this book, he uses his considerable writing and research skills on their behalf. With authority, sensitivity, and a good sense of humor, he
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 16th 2003 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Histteach24
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I bit outdated at this point since the stats are from before 2003 and the politicians he is going after and their policies are long gone or almost gone. Regardless, his points are clear and true. We can't compare ourselves to countries that don't have the same population or education systems as we do. His message that we need to focus on urban areas, poverty, and education for minorities also is still relevant today. And please bring back recess for all!
Since it was a collection, it was a bit re
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