Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning Now by Don GlinesDeclaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning Now by Don Glines

Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning Now

byDon Glines

Paperback | December 9, 2011

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Declaring War Against Schooling documents 100 years of educational wars between Visionary learning leaders and Traditional school people. Ironically, to win the existing war, both opposing groups must unify to overthrow the control of education by politicians.The script cites the eras when education was in the hands of flexible educators with support, not opposition, from many politicians. President Lyndon Johnson called for "Tomorrow's Schools"-a vision not yet achieved. The Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations transformed education into politics. Traditionalists submitted to one-size-fits-all mandates. Visionaries failed to unify to prevent unjust political requirements.Research is presented which validates the flaws in current school and college rituals. Outlined are venues to overcome political control, offer educational alternatives, and create voluntary personalized choices for all learners.Declaring War Against Schooling calls for ACTION NOW by visionary critics, educators, parents, and students. The goal is optional learning paths, not mandated schooling systems.
Don Glines has been cited by National Observer as most innovative educator, Kappan as vice-president for heresy, Minnesota Alternatives Association as exemplary contributor, and Personalised Education Now as trailblazer in creating personal learning options for everyone.
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Title:Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning NowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.14 × 6.11 × 0.49 inPublished:December 9, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Atlantic City Dedication: Lloyd Trump Chapter One: Visionary Leadership                Chapter Two: Educational War   Chapter Three: Communicating Freedom Chapter Four: Startling Research Chapter Five: Looking  Forward Chapter Six: Insightful Perceptions            Chapter Seven: Disturbing Priorities           Chapter Eight: Choice Alternatives Chapter Nine: Exemplary Possibilities      Chapter Ten: Preferable Futures Chapter Eleven: Political Challenges Chapter Twelve: Successful Action Epilogue: Personal Commitment

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Declaring War Against Schooling brilliantly and boldly demands that control of education be directed by the will of the learner. Dr. Glines challenges the naïve arrogance of today's decision-makers. He affirms what we have known from the beginning: no matter the mandates, the policies, the high-stakes, or the power grabs, the individual always holds the key to personal development. As educators, parents, leaders, and citizens, we have the choice to create multiple pathways to learning. The most important question asked in these timely pages is whether our children will have the option of one door, or one hundred.