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It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement

author: Maurice Holt
description: This article compares 'fast food' to 'fast schools' - the kind of schools the author describes this country as having. It provides good "food for thought," if you will, as it discusses how a 'slow' approach "offers the intellectual space for scrutiny, argument, and resolution."

"The 'slow food' movement began as a protest against the global proliferation of McDonald's restaurants. Mr. Holt calls for a similar backlash against today's 'hamburger' approach toward education, which emphasizes uniformity, predictability, and measurability of processes and results."

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: December 2002
posted to site: 12/12/2002