Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice (Hardcover)
How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice
Doubleday Books, 9780385540124, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity and true learning, andsquelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students?Nikhil Goyal a journalist and activist all oftwenty years old, whom "The Washington Post"has dubbed a future education secretary and"Forbes" has named to its 30 Under 30 list definitely thinks so. In this book he both offersa scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools toharness children's natural aptitude for learningby creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiringeducational future that is thoroughly democraticand experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom.