SAVE OUR CHILDREN, SAVE OUR SCHOOL, PEARSON BROKE THE GOLDEN RULE: A SATIRE

In an imaginary conversation twelve venerable women scholars outdo nine very rich dangerously misguided men of enormous power

SAVE OUR CHILDREN, SAVE OUR SCHOOL, PEARSON BROKE THE GOLDEN RULE: A SATIRE

DENNY TAYLOR

With the title a parody on a nursery rhyme, this satire conjures up all the powers of drama, tragedy, and comedy, with the help of the celebrated diners at Café Griensteidl in NYC.

Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke The Golden Rule: A Satire

Published: July, 2014
Paperback: $17.99 USD
eBook: $9.99
Paperback ISBN: 978-0989910644
eBook ISBN: 978-0-9899106-5-1
Garn Press Imprints: People and Social Policy
Genre: Satire
Category: Satire; Ed. Policy & Reform; Advocacy

In an imaginary conversation at Café Griensteidl in New York City twelve venerable women scholars outdo nine very rich dangerously misguided men of enormous power. Bill Gates appears and so does Sir Michael Barber of Pearson, along with Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth and Dorothy Lintott of Alan Bennett’s History Boys. Scenes from Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall and Italo Calvino’s Daughters of the Moon are folded in. Sarah Montague of BBC’s Hardtalk, Jeremy Paxman of Nightline, and researcher and historian of education Diane Ravitch, all play their parts. Thomas Piketty of Capital in the Twenty-First Century briefly appears, as do Louis C.K. of Louie and John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.

With the title a parody on a nursery rhyme, this satire defies categorization. It conjures up all the powers of drama, tragedy, and comedy, with the help of the celebrated diners at Café Griensteidl, a teacher and parent demonstration, and rappers, in a New York street scene celebration where Amsterdam meets Broadway.

Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor

Author

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame.

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