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

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

byCharles J. Sykes

Paperback | September 15, 1996

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.59 online 
$27.99
Earn 98 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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

About The Author

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...
How The Right Lost Its Mind
How The Right Lost Its Mind

by Charles J. Sykes

$34.70$38.99

Pre-order online

Not yet available in stores

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education
Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

by Charles J. Sykes

$13.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 1996Publisher:St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312148232

ISBN - 13:9780312148232

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

As featured on the Today show, C-Span, and NPR's Talk of the Nation, among others, this searing indictment of America's secondary schools offers a full-scale investigation of the new educational fad, sometimes called "Outcome Based Education"--the latest in a long series of "reforms" which has eroded our schools--which supplants grades and genuine achievements with "self-esteem"

Editorial Reviews

"This intelligent and devastating book...brings together every aspect of the current disaster...all in clear, well-researched detail." -The Boston Globe"A spirited call-to-arms...Sykes asks brave questions." -Cleveland Plain Dealer"A scathing critique that grabs America's educational establishment by the scruff and shakes it...Parents and visionary educators, if not educrats, should sit up and take notice." -Kirkus Review"A very important book." -Washington Post Book World