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

Charles Sykes (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.98  $18.38
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
September 05, 2000
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312148232
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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 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.

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"

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""

"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