Friday, April 28, 2017

Local Author Samuel Abrams To Present His New Book At Holyoke Public Library


Join us for a talk by Holyoke native Samuel E. Abrams about his recently published book Education and the Commercial Mindset
at the Holyoke Public Library

on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm
250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Drawing on his bookEducation and the Commercial Mindset (Harvard University Press, 2016), Sam Abrams, a Holyoke native, will discuss the divergent paths taken by education policymakers in Chile, Finland, Sweden, and the United States. In addition, Abrams will address the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency for schooling in the United States. Joining Abrams on stage for a Q&A will be Gus Morales, another Holyoke native and a veteran local teacher.
 
Writing in The New York Review of Books, Diane Ravitch described Education and the Commercial Mindset as “an elegant analysis of the workings of market forces in education.” Reviewing the book for Teachers College Record, Margaret Stange-Topkins described it as “exceptionally balanced, meticulously researched, and rooted in a deep understanding of the historical, cultural, and social antecedents of the widespread use of business practices and norms in education.”

The event is free and open to the public. A copy of the book is available at the Library to borrow and read before the event. Following the discussion, Abrams will sign copies.His book will be available for purchase at the event. Or you may bring your own.

For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact library@holyoke.org or413-420-8101.

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