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Kuhn, John (John Matthew)

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 377 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: LA217.2, 371.010973
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Most widely held works by John Kuhn
Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education by John Kuhn( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this moving account, 'America's Superintendent' John Kuhn lays bare the scare tactics at the root of the modern school 'reform' movement. Kuhn conveys a deeply held passion for the mission and promise of public education through his own experience as a school administrator in Texas. When his 'Alamo Letter' first appeared in the Washington Post, it galvanized the educational community in a call to action that was impossible to ignore. This powerful book requires us to question whether the current education crisis will be judged by history as a legitimate national emergency or an agenda-driven panic, spurred on by a media that is, for the most part, uninterested in anything but useless soundbites. Essential reading for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and everyone concerned with public education, Fear and Learning in America: Analyzes school reform from the perspective of a practicing school administrator who isn't sold on the corporate reform package; Places school reform in the historical context of similar episodes of national hand-wringing; Offers encouragement and appreciation to classroom teachers who are exhausted by the vilification that modern school reform has served up."--Publisher's website
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