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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

One of the most memorable books I have ever read and absolutely essential. Hirsch identified the fact that American education began to slide and he noticed that kids were not learning the foundational ... Read full review

Review: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

User Review  - Andy Mitchell - Goodreads

In the 22 years since this book was published, Hirsch's vision of national standards and a consistent "extensive" curriculum is closer than ever to becoming reality. One of the most influential books of educational theory in the past 25 years. Read full review

Review: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

Great read! I definitely agree with the authors idea that all kids need to learn these things somewhere along they way so they can be politically and socially active in an intelligent way. Also, I need to learn some of the things in this book. Read full review

Review: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

User Review  - AmblingBooks - Goodreads

"Fascinating reading, particularly when we bear in mind that it is an attempt to establish what all culturally literate Americans actually know, not what they ought to know. Mr. Hirsch's proposal ... Read full review

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User Review  - kijabi1 - LibraryThing

What everybody used to know Read full review

Review: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

This study of the “things we should all know” caused quite an uproar in the 1980s when it came out. It is very provocative. Read full review


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