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@chrislehmann I'm about 1/2 way through Education & the Cult of Efficiency and finding the book extremely depressing. A real tragedy.
@anderscj There is some solace in the idea that we have been here before, though.
@chrislehmann my question is, did we ever really leave?
@anderscj Completely leave? No way... but we ebb and flow.
@dianeravitch I am wondering, why didn't you bring up Fredrick Taylor, Spaulding, or Bobbitt in Death & Life?
@anderscj Taylorism is alive and well today. You are right. Wrote about them in "Left Back."