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The Bookshelf: Oct. 13, 2016

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Breakthrough to Brilliance.

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BREAKTHROUGH TO BRILLIANCE: Changing The World By Changing The Way We Learn

by Brenda Hamilton

In this erudite but quixotic debut, Hamilton offers a blueprint for franchised learning centers aimed at supplanting traditional schools and revolutionizing society. … After decades working as a teacher, earning a master’s degree in educational administration, and serving on a Tennessee state school board, she gave up on reforming the existing educational model to invent a new one ... Unlike the current 98,000-plus public schools, center memberships would be conditional (“based upon training and proven mastery of the two rules of respect and order”) and available to children of all ages. ... This insightful, often charming book has much to offer anyone seeking to improve how learning occurs, whether one shares Hamilton’s vision or not.

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