Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule

Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule

by Denny Taylor


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ISBN-13: 9780989910644
Publisher: Garn Press
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KOlmstead1 More than 1 year ago
This is Taylor’s pièce de résistance- an intricately woven work that reveals the duplicity rampant in the corporate infiltration of our schools. This book is recommended reading for anyone concerned about the social and emotional well-being of our children and the quality of their education experiences. 
MMcDermott More than 1 year ago
Review of Save Our Children Save Our Schools  Author, publisher, teacher, scholar and activist Denny Taylor hits the nail on the head with this tragic-comedic tale of the monstrous systems of colonialism, patriarchy and oligarchy dominating education reform. In a historical moment when reality is more absurd than fiction (and indeed more frightening) Taylor’s use of satire seems quite fitting. Save Our Children, Save Our Schools offers the voices and perspectives of notable historic educators, philosophers, and activists. And while the book is deftly interwoven into playful pseudo-fictional narrative, the scope of factual and detailed research makes this a must-read for anyone who has gone down the rabbit hole of understanding of how corporate-run our education system has become. The dialogue offers wit and bite. Taylor explicates a praxis for the future of education, grounded in linguistic, feminist, historic, and critical pedagogies that take us from nightmare to a vision of hope. The multiple voices and complex blend of genres reveal how the past, present, and future are all with us at this precise moment. While this engaging and sometimes humorous and richly informative “tale” may feel a little overwhelming for beginners (reform novices), it is a vital read for anyone already familiar with the  hijacking of our public education system. As someone deeply familiar with the nightmarish reform landscape,  I found Taylor’s book to enrich and expand my existing understanding. The creative genre-bending (and blending) are more than a mere trope of entertainment-Rather, Taylor’s style is deliberative. Imaginative dialogues between Bill Gates, Arne Duncan, Susan Ohanian and others (real and fictional, dead and alive) make for an enjoyable read that also provokes questions and demands the reader’s active engagement in the conversation.