Chomsky on MisEducation
Edited and Introduced by Donaldo Macedo


Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor in the Department of
Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Donald Macedo
Professor of English and
Distinguished Professor of
Liberal Arts and Education
University of Massachusetts, Boston


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Copyright 2000

Bold and colored text by Brunardot

Book Jacket: Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him one of the most quoted educators in history – the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare, and Freud.

A truly democratic society, (Chomsky) argues, cannot thrive in a rapidly changing world unless our approach to education – formal and otherwise – is dramatically reformed.

…our current educational systems “miseducates” students – and his prescriptions for change – are essential reading for teachers, parents, school administrators, activists, and everyone concerned about the future.

Chomsky: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)...falls under an institutional role of avoiding a good part of the truth about the world or about society. Otherwise, it couldn't survive very long if it taught the truth.

Chomsky: The more there is a need to talk about the ideals of democracy, the less democratic the system usually is.