50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education
"Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned."---Mark Twain
Charles J. Sykes offers fifty life lessons not included in the self-esteem-laden, reality-light curriculum of most schools. Here are truths about what kids will encounter in the world post-schooling, and ideas for how parents can reclaim lost ground---not with pep talks and touchy-feely negotiations, but with honesty and respect. Sykes's rules are frank, funny, and tough minded, including:
#1 Life is not fair. Get used to it.
Each rule is explored with wise, pithy examples that parents, grandparents, and teachers can use to help children help themselves succeed---in school and out of it.
A few rules kids won't learn in school:
Charles J. Sykes is the author of five previous books: A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The End of Privacy, and The Hollow Men. His columns have appeared in numerous newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. A radio and television host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, he is married and has three children.
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Expanded from an original list of 14 first broadcast on his Milwaukee, Wis., radio talk show, the latest book from Sykes (Dumbing Down our Kids) equips parents to help tween- or teenage children find ... Read full review
See that the idiot Charles Sykes is up to it again! He knows nothing about education at all. Bet he has never been in a school or talked with a student EVER! Shame on you Sykes for writing a fictional novel masquerading as non-fiction as though you are some kind of expert. Wouldn't take your word to cross the street. You are just out to make a buck and you do not care whether you write the truth or not. What else have YOU ever done? Nothing.