Book Title: Dare the School Build a New Social Order? (Arcturus Paperbacks, No. AB 143)
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Author: George S. Counts
George S. Counts was a major figure in American education for almost fifty years. Republication of this early (1932) work draws special attention to Counts’ s role as a social and political activist. Three particular themes make the book noteworthy because of their importance in Counts’ s plan for change as well as for their continuing contemporary importance: (1) Counts’ s criticism of child-centered progressives; (2) the role Counts assigns to teachers in achieving educational and social reform; and (3) Counts’ s idea for the reform of the American economy.