"I Won't Learn From You," Herb Kohl's now-classic essay on "not learning," or refusing to learn, is available for the first time in an affordable paperback edition along with four other landmark essays. Drawing on an idea of Martin Luther King Jr.'s, Kohl argues for "creative maladjustment" in the classroom and anywhere else that students' intelligence, dignity, or integrity are compromised by a teacher, an institution, or a larger social mindset.
This volume also includes "The Tattooed Man," Kohl's autobiographical essay about "hopemongering," which Kohl finds essential for all effective teaching in these difficult times.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
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Table of Contents
Foreword to the 1995 edition by Jonathan Kozol IX
Foreword by Colin Greer X
I Won't Learn From You I
The Tattoed Man: Confessions of a Hopemonger 33
Excellence, Equality, and Equity 89
Uncommon Differences: On Political Correctness,
Core Curriculum, and Democracy in Education 103
Creative Maladjustment and The Struggle for Public Education 127
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