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This review is from: Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us (Hardcover)
While Mike Rose clearly cares about students, his own and in general, he does not present any solutions to the many issues plaguing American education. He does provoke thought, and tries to provide hopeful optimism to educators in particular. Why School? addresses concerns such as remediation, economics, and politics using anecdotes from his long teaching career. Unlike Rose's book Lives on the Boundary, Why School? raises the questions of why we teach, what we teach, and to what standards we hold out students. Rose reminds the reader of the original purpose of education: to provide a setting for students to develop moral values, a sense of civic responsibility, and intellectual growth. Slightly interesting to educators, those not involved in the education world would likely be bored, or feel disconnected to Rose's words.