“George Goens’ highly readable book brings a sane, clear perspective to many dehumanizing outcomes of the school reform movement. Though often well-intentioned, decades of reform have left our children starved for schools with souls that cultivate “wise, caring, whole human beings, prepared to embrace changes and challenges of the future with creativity, soul, and humanity.” I hope every school principal, educator, parent, school board member, concerned citizen, and policy maker will read and share this book, then commit to the moral imperative: to change our national trajectory so that each American child attends a public school that is a primer of freedom, equality, liberty, justice, and ethics.”
Mary Broderick, Ed.D. Former President of the National School Boards Association