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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

camaas, January 24, 2010

This book is the best therapeutic harbor that I have found since abandoning teaching in 1977! I was absolutely devestated by the events that attacked the tenants of education as I had been introduced to them at one of the top-rated teacher colleges in the nation. Foundations of American Education became a matter of "make every student feel good at all costs" instead of "education is every students' means to achieve at the height of their individual talents"!
I left teaching because I could find no solace in the classroom dictated by laws and policies coming aboard at that time. They only got worse as time progressed. "Shop Class as Soulcraft" has put that into a perspective that I can now withstand the guilt assaults thrust upon me for "such awful regard for a "hallowed" institution! Becoming a respected roofing contractor has been my "Soulcraft"!
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