Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, Or Add
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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Review: Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or AddUser Review - Jaime Contreras - Goodreads
I have worked in higher education and secondary education for a combined 27 years and agree with many of the author's criticisms. This book was slammed when it came out but now with other reports and ... Read full review
Review: Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or AddUser Review - Mrs. E - Goodreads
I had bought this book years ago and finally read it since I am on a mission to read all the books I've bought and then forgotten to read. It had some great information but it was also really dated ... Read full review