Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

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This book offers a revealing-and troubling-view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating. On the one hand, they work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honors, and appear to uphold school values. But on the other hand, they feel that in order to get ahead they must compromise their values. In short, they "do school"-that is, they are not really engaged with learning nor can they commit to such values as integrity and community. The words and actions of these five students-two boys and three girls from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds-underscore the frustrations of being caught in a "grade trap" that pins future success to high grades and test scores. Their stories raise critical questions that are too important for parents, educators, and community leaders to ignore. Are schools cultivating an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, cooperation, and integrity? Or are they fostering anxiety, deception, and hostility? Do today's schools inadvertently impede the very values they claim to embrace? Is the "success" that current assessment practices measure the kind of success we want for our children?

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"A troubling portrait of the deeply embedded and corrosive attitudes and expectations that students encounter even in America's most favored elite secondary schools."

"The book raises disturbing questions about the kind of 'high standards' we are pushing for in our schools. It should inform any discussion of what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century."

Named by American School Board Journal as a Notable Book in Education

"Doing School isa loud wake-up call about the disconnect between what our best high schools and colleges say they are all about and the pressure they put on students. The book raises disturbing questions about the kind of 'high standards' we are pushing for in our schools. It should inform any discussion of what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century."--Edward B. Fiske, Editor, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, former Education Editor of the New York Times "Doing School givesus a penetrating view of how students cope with the pressures of schooling. Just how they cope should concern all who want from education substantially more than the superficial accommodation that even high achieving students display. Pope's book should be read by policymakers at all levels of education."--Elliot W. Eisner, Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Art, Stanford University

"Pope, a former English teacher, writes like a dream. If I were a middle or high school teacher or administrator, I'd use this as a text with my students to prompt an exploration of life at school and with colleagues to talk about creating a different kind of school culture. I'd send it home for parents to read. I know this book will not only shake up feelings of complacency, but will also help us move toward creating schools which do much better by our kids' hearts and minds."--Kathy Simon, Horace: The Journal of the Coalition of Essential Schools

"In a book about a high school's best and brightest students, Denise Pope has captured the texture of their harried daily lives. These academically successful students describe a boot camp for college filled with anxiety, physical exhaustion, cheating, and a disregard for learning. They have mastered the game of 'doing school' and pay a steep price for their success. Reformers dead set on making all students academically successful need to hear these students' voices."--Larry Cuban, Professor of Education at Stanford University

"A powerful, well-written book. It is deeply affecting (and not a little worrisome) to read the stories of these high school students struggling to achieve high grades and recognition."--Nel Noddings, Stanford University

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Denise Pope is a lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education.

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