The Curiosity of School - Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment

The Curiosity of School is the story of institutionalized education, from the early-mid 19th century all the way up to the present. It covers topics such as standardized testing, the role of corporations in higher education, and the growing student debt crisis. Through it all, Zander Sherman recounts the ways in which school has been used to manufacture outcomes—to turn students into soldiers, citizens, and human capital. In this rational, youthful, and surprisingly funny debut from Penguin Canada, Sherman asks what it means to have an education.

Fascinating... Provocative in the purest sense of the word...

— Will Ferguson