Against the Grain

The Trouble with Conventional Education

Testing, grades, homework, learning by rote: these are the foundations of our conventional educational system. Alfie Kohn argues that they are as good as worthless. The maverick education critic discusses the deep-seated problems with traditional schooling and explores the alternative approach of progressive education. He also talks about the pitfalls of competition and national rankings.

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