I’m pleased to announce that my book, The End of School: Reclaiming Education from the Classroom, is slated for release on May 1, 2016 (ironically coinciding with many college graduations). The book will include compilations of my writings on education as well as several new essays focused on the practical steps you can take to seize control of your education — whether you are in school or not. It will be available in Kindle ($7.99) or print ($14.99).
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From the publisher’s description:
School is a pervasive element in our lives — but one that goes mostly unquestioned. Most discussions get caught up in details of policy reform and leave the idea of school itself alone. The End of School changes that. Offering a radical, but even-handed, look at the purpose of education and the reality of school, Slayback develops a manifesto for how young people, parents, educators, and employers can move beyond school and take control of education.
Slayback — an entrepreneur and Ivy League dropout — talks about his own disenchantment with school. Despite being an excellent student and loving learning, he became convinced that school was not achieving its end of providing the best education possible. Other students, business partners, intellectuals, and parents convinced him along the way. The End of School is a look — both theoretical and practical — at how to fix that.
Slayback addresses the book to students, educators, parents, and employers of all stripes and ages. Whether you’re a high school or college student, a recent graduate, a parent of a young person, a teacher, or an entrepreneur, you’ll want to pick up The End of School.
Some of the topics explored include:
– The Purpose of Education
– The Purpose of School
– The Reality of School
– Different Types of Schooling
– The Effects of Schooling on Your Future
– How to Reverse the Negative Effects of Schooling
– How to Take Control of Your Education Outside of School
– How to Succeed Without a College Degree
– Entrepreneurship vs. School as the Ideal Education