Dumbing Down Our Kids; Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add
  • Dumbing Down Our Kids; Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add
  • Dumbing Down Our Kids; Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add

Dumbing Down Our Kids; Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add

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by Charles Sykes
     
 

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Dumbing Down Our Kids is a searing indictment of America's secondary schools-one that every parent and teacher should read.

Dumbing Down Our Kids offers a full-scale investigation of the new educational fad, sometimes called "Outcome Based Education" -the latest in a long series of "reforms" that has eroded our schools.

-Why our kids rank to, or

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Overview

Dumbing Down Our Kids is a searing indictment of America's secondary schools-one that every parent and teacher should read.

Dumbing Down Our Kids offers a full-scale investigation of the new educational fad, sometimes called "Outcome Based Education" -the latest in a long series of "reforms" that has eroded our schools.

-Why our kids rank to, or at the bottom of international tests in math and science
-Why "self-esteem" has supplanted grades and genuine achievements
-How the educational establishment lowers standards and quality in our schools-while continuing to raise their budgets and our school taxes
-The dumbing down of the curriculum so everyone can pass-but no one excel
-How parents, students, and teachers can evaluate schools and restore quality learning

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sykes argues that educators' emphasis on egalitarianism and building self-esteem have caused an eroding of true learning in the American classroom. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312148232
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
571,120
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.82(d)

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