“I Won’t Learn from You”

And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment

A paperback edition of the now-classic essay on “not learning” or refusing to learn, in addition to four other landmark essays

“There is more insight in these pages than in many longer works.” —The Progressive

Drawing on an idea of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, Kohl argues for “creative maladjustment” in the classroom and anywhere else that student’s intelligence, dignity, or integrity are compromised by a teacher, an institution, or a larger social mindset.

This volume also includes “The Tattooed Man,” Kohl’s autobiographical essay about “hopemongering,” which Kohl finds essential for all effective teaching in these difficult times.

Books by Herbert Kohl

She Would Not Be Moved
How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Herbert Kohl

Should We Burn Babar?
Essays on Children’s Literature and the Power of Stories

Herbert Kohl

The View from the Oak
The Private Worlds of Other Creatures

Herbert Kohl, Judith Kohl

The Herb Kohl Reader
Awakening the Heart of Teaching

Herbert Kohl