The Underground History of American Education

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The Underground History of American Education



The shocking possibility that dumb people don’t exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you. Yet that is my central proposition: the mass dumbness which justifies official schooling first had to be dreamed of; it isn’t real.

The Underground History
of American Education

A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation
Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling


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-Adam Robinson, Co-founder, The Princeton Review,
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