Readings on Education

"College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't" by Eric Westervelt '86, NPR Education Correspondent, February 18, 2014

"Final Exams vs. Projects" by Grant Wiggins, January 1, 2014

"School: Where Creativity Goes To Hide" by Patrick F. Basset, NAIS President, October 11, 2011

Susan Lloyd, The Putney School, A Progressive Experiment, Yale University Press, 1987.

Howard Gardner, The Disciplined Mind, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.

Alfie Kohn, The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools, Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2000.

Connie E. North, "Social Justice in Education", 2008.

Lynn Olson, "Dewey: The Progressive Era’s Misunderstood Giant," Education Week, April 21, 1999, Vol. 18. No. 32, p. 29.

Robert Orrill, Education and Democracy: Re-imagining Liberal Learning in America, New York: College Entrance Examination Board, 1997.

"How Schools Kill Creativity," TED Talk by Sir Kenneth Robinson

"Progressive Education in the 1940’s," (A surprisingly relevant movie of the early progressive movement)

"Are Advanced Placement Courses Diminishing Liberal Arts Education?” by Pal Von Blum in Education Week, Sept. 3, 2008

"Some Private High Schools Drop AP Courses" by Anne Marie Chaker in The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2004

"Progressive Goals" article in The Putney Post (PDF)

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