The book provoked some ideas and led to a re-write of a course I am teaching this winter term. In fact, my first 3-hour class yesterday was developed a after reading this book. The entire class was based on one question and one map. Yes, a 3 hour class.
I was nervous.
At the end, I asked the students if the class had been a success or failure. The answer: We're doing something similar next week.
Teaser: You'll have to contact me if you want to know the question or the map!
The second chapter of the book was particularly helpful for me as it focused significantly on schooling: What are schools for and what kind of schools do we want?
Here are some of the key quotes, questions, and comments from this section that resonated with me: