Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America's Schools
Forward by Howard Zinn
"A valuable sourcebook for those who are uncertain about what patriotism is and, even more, for those who are certain that they know."
--Howard Gardner, Harvard University, author of Five Minds for the Future.
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to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society
through a program of international collaborative research and dissemination.
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