Beware of School “Reformers”

THE NATION December 29, 2008 Beware of School “Reformers” By Alfie Kohn  “If we taught babies to talk as most skills are taught in school, they would memorize lists of sounds in a predetermined order and practice them alone in a closet.” -- Linda Darling-Hammond Political progressives are in short supply on the president-elect’s list of cabinet nominees.  When he ... Read More

Atrocious Advice from “Supernanny” (#)

THE NATION May 23, 2005 Atrocious Advice from "Supernanny" By Alfie Kohn [This is a slightly expanded version of the published article, which was titled "Supernanny State."]  Pour lire cet article en français, cliquer ici. Para ler esse artigo em Português, clique aqui A despot welcomes a riot. Disorder provides an excuse to rescind liberties in order to restore calm. There are ... Read More

Altruism Within Egoism (Book Review)

THE NATION May 29, 1989 Altruism Within Egoism By Alfie Kohn Review of: PASSIONS WITHIN REASON: The Strategic Role of the Emotions By Robert H. Frank.  Norton.  304 pp. Also discussed in this review: ECONOMICS FOR A CIVILIZED SOCIETY.  By Greg Davidson and Paul Davidson. Norton.  213 pp. THE MORAL DIMENSION: Toward a New Economics.  By Amitai Etzioni. Free Press.  ... Read More