Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stop Stealing Dreams - Seth Godin's New Book. Available Free!

What is school for?

The economy has changed, probably forever.

School hasn't.

School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it's not a goal we need to achieve any longer.

In his new and FREE 30,000 word manifesto, Seth Godin  imagines a different set of goals. He warns that one thing is certain: if we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting.

Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.

The book is organized in 132 sections. Godin explains that he organized it that way because the numbers make it easy to argue about particular sections and the intent of this book is to to start a discussion about how we can reach a different set of goals for education.

You can download the book here or visit this link to download in other versions.  

In the spirit of starting a discussion, I've created a Facebook group which you can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopStealingDreams/ and I have also created this document to foster conversation about each section.  I hope you'll take a look and share your thoughts and feedback.
Thank you to Lynne Cazaly for contributing this great graphic at the Stop Stealing Dreams Facebook group.


  1. Thanks for posting the visual notes I took; keeps reminding me about the points that hit me hardest!

  2. My kids are school age and we don't have time for the government to figure out how to change education and then take years to implement....HOME SCHOOL getting the job done right..right now:)

  3. TERMINAL ANACHRONISM: The Traditional University System (ENDANGERED) - http://goo.gl/HYpkO