Studied Ignorance: How Curricular Censorship and Textbook Selection Are Dumbing Down American Education
  • Studied Ignorance: How Curricular Censorship and Textbook Selection Are Dumbing Down American Education
  • Studied Ignorance: How Curricular Censorship and Textbook Selection Are Dumbing Down American Education

Studied Ignorance: How Curricular Censorship and Textbook Selection Are Dumbing Down American Education

by Herbert N. Foerstel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1440803234

ISBN-13: 9781440803239

Pub. Date: 05/31/2013

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Despite concerted efforts from our educators, administrators, and government, American education continues to struggle. The author of this work argues that the decline can be traced to censored curricula, inaccurate textbooks, test-driven evaluations, and increasing poverty among the student population.

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Despite concerted efforts from our educators, administrators, and government, American education continues to struggle. The author of this work argues that the decline can be traced to censored curricula, inaccurate textbooks, test-driven evaluations, and increasing poverty among the student population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440803239
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword Larry Cohen vii

Introduction xi

1 Textbook Wars 1

2 The Law and Curricular Censorship 27

3 Writing and Publishing Textbooks 49

4 Adopting and Teaching Bad Textbooks 65

5 The Crumbling Core Curriculum 87

6 Conclusions and Recommendations 103

Afterword: Presidential Politics and Education Reform 121

Notes 135

Bibliography 149

Index 153

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