Dumbing down Our Kids
Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add 2nd
By (author) Charles J. Sykes
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Dumbing down Our Kids by Charles J. Sykes
Book Description"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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312148232
(235mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles J. Sykes
50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School, Hardback (August 2007)
Sykess wise, no-nonsense guide offers life lessons that are not included in the curriculum for most children: advice about the real world and how young people can best prepare for life after school.
Nation of Victims, Paperback» View all books by Charles J. Sykes
A look at "victimism" in the United States criticizes the ways in which individuals define themselves by their status as victims--of parents, men, the workplace, stress, drugs, food, and physical characteristics.
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Author Biography - Charles J. Sykes
Charles Sykes is the author of three previous books, "ProfScam, The Hollow Men, "and "A Nation of Victims." A journalist who specializes in educational issues, he has written for and is frequently quoted by newspapers including "The New York Times, USA Today, "and "The Wall Street Journal. "He has appeared on "The Today Show, The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, "and NPR's "Talk of the Nation "to discuss schooling. A senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, Sykes lives with his wife and three children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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