By George Kamberelis

What does it suggest to be “patriotic” within the usa after the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001? and the way have the existing notions of patriotism—loudly trumpeted within the American media—affected schooling in American colleges? during this lively publication, popular academic leaders and lecture room practitioners solution those questions with insights, critiques, and difficult evidence. They specialise in serious concerns concerning patriotism and democracy in schooling, together with the social stories curriculum, army recruitment in faculties, and pupil dissent.

Contributors: invoice Ayers • Michael Bader • Robby Cohen • Sharon cook dinner • Louis Ganzler • Gerald Graff • Diana Hess • Joseph Kahne • Robert Jensen • Gloria Ladson-Billings • Deborah Meier • Ellen Middaugh • Pedro Noguera • Cecilia O’Leary • Diane Ravitch • and Joel Westheimer; Commentators: invoice Bigelow • Héctor Calderón • Edwin C. Darden • Peter Dreier • Delaine Eastin • Chester E. Finn • Jr. • Dick Flacks • Maxine Greene • Joan Kent Kvitka • James W. Loewen • Walter Parker • Charles Payne • Cindy Sheehan • Karen Emily Suurtamm • Studs Terkel • Denise Walsh.

“What does it suggest to be a democratic citizen? and how much schooling produces one? For the earlier twenty years, Joel Westheimer has been considered one of North America’s so much an expert and capable courses to those severe matters. alongside the best way, he has pressured us to think again the bigger ambitions and reasons of our public colleges. His e-book will offer a useful roadmap for an individual who asks the massive questions, it doesn't matter what they suspect of his answers.”
Jonathan Zimmerman, ny University

“The essays during this booklet come at a serious second and will be welcomed through someone who's involved that the values of peace, of democracy, be held excessive by means of the arriving generation.”
—From the Foreword via Howard Zinn, writer of A People’s heritage of the United States

“A helpful sourcebook when you are doubtful approximately what patriotism is and, much more, when you are sure that they know.”
Howard Gardner,author of Five Minds for the Future

“By bringing jointly assorted and sometimes divergent views of patriotism, Pledging Allegiance opens to severe scrutiny the very thought of loyalty to a rustic. In doing so, it not just deals an invaluable academic source but additionally plays a worthwhile political carrier. I can’t give some thought to many books likely to stimulate deep mirrored image and lively dialogue, and those actions, in spite of everything, are quintessential to democracy itself.”
Alfie Kohn, writer of What Does It suggest to Be good Educated?

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