Description - Against Schooling by Stanley Aronowitz
In Against Schooling, Stanley Aronowitz passionately raises an alarm about the current state of education in our country. Discipline and control over students, Aronowitz argues, are now the primary criteria of success, and genuine learning is sacrificed to a new educational militarism. In an age where school districts have imposed testing, teachers must teach to test, and both teacher and student are robbed of their autonomy and creativity. The crisis extends to higher education, where all but a few elite institutions are becoming increasingly narrowly focused and vocational in their teaching. With education lacking opportunity for self-reflection on broad social and historical dynamics, Against Schooling asks "How will society be able to solve its most pressing problems?" Aronowitz proposes innovative approaches to get schools back on track.
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Author Biography - Stanley Aronowitz
Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology a the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author of many articles in The Nation, Village Voice, and other magazines, and most recently is author of Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future (Paradigm 2006).