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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
My reactions to reading this book in 1997. The usual (justified) charges that kindergarten through 12th grade education is more concerned with inculcating feelings and attitudes in students than in ... Read full review
Review: Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or AddUser Review - Rebecca Esposito - 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