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Alfie Kohn


Alfie Kohn writes and speaks about behavior, education, and parenting. His 14 books include Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, and Unconditional Parenting. Kohn has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators -- as well as parents and managers -- across the country and abroad. Kohn has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including the "Today" show and two appearances on "Oprah"; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, while his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications. He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at

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