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A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School

Jack Schneider · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

A trenchant analysis of how public education is being destroyed in overt and deceptive ways-and how to fight back "There's no more time for tinkering around the edges." -Betsy DeVos, 2018 "Rethink School" tour Betsy DeVos may be the most prominent face of the push...
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Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning

Tom Vanderbilt · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to be bad at something? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of beginning from the ground up? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks?Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need...
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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

Kate Manne · Crown
Format: Hardcover

In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to "Cat Person" and the political misfortunes of Elizabeth Warren,...
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The Practice: Shipping Creative Work

Seth Godin · Portfolio
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will...
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The Psychology of Stupidity

Jean-Francois Marmion · Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves...Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting "reply all" to the former high school...
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