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The New Illiteracy

by Charles J. Sykes

Dumbing Down Our Kids is a searing indictment of America's secondary schools - one that every parent and teacher should read. It 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.

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Find out:
  • Why our kids rank near 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 can excel How parents, students, and teachers can evaluate schools and restore quality teaching