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Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add / Charles J. Sykes.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0312134746
  • Physical Description: x, 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [298]-326) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Dumbing down our kids -- Losing the race -- The American way of denial -- Feelings -- The religion of self-esteem -- The attack on excellence -- The making of an educationist --The new illiteracy -- Why Johnny can't add, subtract, multiply, or divide (but still feels good about himself) -- Dumbing down the texts -- Dumbing down the tests -- The "values" wasteland -- Telling on mommy and daddy -- Doctor, doctor -- The attack on learning -- Educational wastelands -- The blob -- Outcome Based Education -- Goals 2000 and the counterreformation -- Schools that work -- The coming educational revolution.
Citation/References Note:
Wilson's Public Library
Library Journal
Publisher's Weekly
Summary, etc.:
Documentation of how schools have changed their focus from high educational standards to mediocre self-esteem fads, with recommendations on how to reverse the trend.
Target Audience Note:
Adult
Subject: Education, Secondary > United States > Evaluation.
Academic achievement > United States > Evaluation.
Education > United States.
Education, Secondary
Academic achievement.

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