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Against the Grain - June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for June 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain

Testing, grades, homework, learning by rote: these are the foundations of our conventional educational system -- and Alfie Kohn argues that they are as good as worthless.

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How good it would be to be at

How good it would be to be at the place where all aged people planned living - coming out of the present layout that serves getting workers to our Owners' jobs.

free time - what we all

free time - what we all should have - what children used to have - when we played outside with each other - age -and size/height - variable. Truely part of the problem is crowded streets - we played ball in the alley - in Chicago - and skated and biked in the streets - near home - our mothers could call us home - by calling out . We have to figure out the other way to live together.

These are the same conditions

These are the same conditions of schooling as when I went to school 65 years ago. It was not as bad then, but it caused me to waste 2 years of top schooling - at U.C. University of Chicago - I couldn't understand it. Resistance is necessary - children/students/all ages resisting.

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