Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow

PHI DELTA KAPPAN April 2004 Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow Using Accountability to "Reform" Public Schools to Death By Alfie Kohn I just about fell off my desk chair the other day when I came across my own name in an essay by a conservative economist who specializes in educational issues. The reason for my astonishment is that I was described ... Read More

The 500-Pound Gorilla (**)

PHI DELTA KAPPAN October 2002 The 500-Pound Gorilla By Alfie Kohn The best reason to give a child a good school. . .is so that child will have a happy childhood, and not so that it will help IBM in competing with Sony. . . There is something ethically embarrassing about resting a national agenda on the basis of sheer ... Read More