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

by Charles Sykes

This book rips the faddish nature of much in education, especially the tendency to embrace unproven but politically appealing teaching strategies.  However, the stories of real teachers and the problems they face in trying to really help kids learn, including the frequent opposition of parents, are powerful and instructive.

 

Copyright 1998, 199, 2000, 2001  by David N. Shearon