One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School [NOOK Book]

Overview

Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school was not relevant to them. The education system isn't broken - it's doing exactly what it was intended to do so - create compliant cogs in machines. It's outdated. It's dangerous. And it's suppressing millions of children around the country.

In One Size Does Not Fit All, 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal offers a groundbreaking prescription for transforming American schools. ...
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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School

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Overview

Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school was not relevant to them. The education system isn't broken - it's doing exactly what it was intended to do so - create compliant cogs in machines. It's outdated. It's dangerous. And it's suppressing millions of children around the country.

In One Size Does Not Fit All, 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal offers a groundbreaking prescription for transforming American schools. Drawing from hundreds of interviews with renowned thinkers like Howard Gardner, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Noam Chomsky, Diane Ravitch, and Frank Bruni, Goyal calls to radically redefine the way the country does schooling. From implementing an anti-disciplinary curriculum to reinventing the teaching profession, his propositions are timely and provocative. Goyal walks us through the tenets of the system, shattering claims dispersed in the education conversation.

He presses questions like: What if school wasn't school anymore? What if we tailored education to every single child? What if students' voices were heard and seen as human beings, not numbers in a spreadsheet? What if school became an incubator of innovation and a bridge between the community and the world?

The book will drive a long-overdue call to action. A generation is a terrible thing to go to waste.

One Size Does Not Fit All is a provoking and indispensable manifesto to read as millions of kids begin to start the new year in schools that have let them down year after year after year. Goyal declares that we need to cultivate our forces of imagination and creativity for a new age of humanity. No reforms. A revolution.
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Editorial Reviews

Deborah Meier
“A wonderful read; full of ideas, proposals and examples to fruitfully mull over — some new, some old — all from a fresh perspective.”
Sugata Mitra
“Traditional education is a product of the age of empires and the industrial age. Aristotle’s school produced Alexander in Greece, Chanakya’s school in India produced Chandragupta who drove Alexander’s generals away. The Victorians created a schooling system to run their Empire, a system that would produce identical people. The captains of the Industrial age adopted it happily — to produce assembly line workers. But the empires have gone and the manufacturing..
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015714074
  • Publisher: AERO
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,240,909
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nominated for the U.S. Secretary of Education by Diane Ravitch and lauded as an "emerging voice of his generation," at age 17, Nikhil Goyal is the author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School by the Alternative Education Resource Organization. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox and Friends, Fox Business: Varney & Co., NBC, Forbes, and Huffington Post.

Nikhil has spoken to thousands at conferences and TEDx events around the world from Qatar to Spain and has guest lectured at Baruch College in New York. He is leading a Learning Revolution movement to transform the American school system. A senior at Syosset High School, Nikhil lives with his family in Woodbury, New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    This young man's book is a remarkable read. Every parent, teache

    This young man's book is a remarkable read. Every parent, teacher, student, policy maker should read this book.

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