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American education is full of tensions. A common one in education books is between the author’s desire to advocate for a position and their use of the historical record to support their advocacy. In this section, we take a look at popular texts, documentaries, and videos with the goal of raising questions and wonderings about the education history they reference or cite. Feel free to reach out if you have a particular text you’re wondering about!

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“What School Could Be” by Ted Dintersmith (2018)

“What School Could Be” by Ted Dintersmith (2018)

90% of the novels and short stories I read are on my tablet, usually under late afternoon or evening light and occasionally accompanied by a glass of wine and whatever playlist happens to be queued up at the time. Reading something for a Schoolmarm client is vastly...

“Most Likely to Succeed” by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

“Most Likely to Succeed” by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

Below is the text of an email I wrote (and re-wrote, and edited, and re-wrote and changed a bunch) to Tony Wagner about some passages in his book. We had an exchange on Twitter that was mostly about math education but I slid in my strongly held opinions about the...

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