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  1. Against School
    How public education cripples our kids, and why

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic means to a reflexively obedient work force.
  2. Foreword to A.S. Neill: Summerhill - A Radical Approach to Child Rearing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1960
    A. S. Neill's system is a radical approach to child rearing. His book Summerhill is of great importance because it represents the true principle of education without fear.
  3. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
  4. Goodman, Paul
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
  5. Living and Learning
    The Report of the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    The "Hall-Dennis" Report, proposing new objectives and direction in education in Ontario.
  6. Resource Manual for A Living Revolution
    A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to transform it. It is a working reference for those who are prepared to act to create a better life for themselves and others.
  7. Skills Mania
    Snake Oil in Our Schools?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.

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