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Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or Add

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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
Product Details

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 2nd)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 1996-09-15

Pages: 341

ISBN: 0312148232

ISBN13: 9780312148232