Here, in one smart, funny, loving book, is everything you need to know about the dangers of educational standards. Read it before it's too late. -- Jon Scieszka, Author of Squids Will Be Squids
Let's save everyone a lot of trouble, money, and effort: Make Susan Ohanian the Secretary of Education. -- Jim Trelease, Author of The Read-Aloud Handbook
Ohanian asks us to consider a sane, powerful alternative to the insanity of streamlined, sanitized, standard Standards for all: listen to and trust teachers and kids! -- Stephen Krashen, Author of Every Person a Reader
Ohanian's brilliant polemic [is] sure to make you howl with laughter, scowl with anger, and rethink everything you ever thought you believed about Standards. -- Jim Hightower, Author of There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos
We're lucky to have someone like Susan Ohanian who is willing to take on all the pious nonsense about Standards. -- Alfie Kohn, Author of Punished by Rewards and No Contest
About the Author
Susan Ohanian is a longtime teacher and free-lance writer whose articles have appeared in periodicals ranging from the Atlantic and Washington Monthly to Phi Delta Kappan and Education Week. Visit www.susanohanian.org for a wealth of information on education issues and to learn more about Susan Ohanian. You'll find commentary, cartoons, letters, resources, quotes and a word of the day offering children a provocative way to increase their vocabulary. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.