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Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn
Born October 15, 1957 (1957-10-15) (age 66)
Occupation Author, Lecturer
Known for Educational/Parenting activist

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."

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