Alfie Kohn speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. His main critique is that traditional parenting and education models models are too prescriptive, and assume a selfish, often narrow, behaviourist focus ("How to I get the kids to do what I want?") rather than trusting kids as independent moral agents.
Akin to John Taylor Gatto, he is a sharp critic of exams and competition for the sake of it. Time magazine called him "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades (and) test scores."