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The deliberate dumbing down of America : a chronological paper trail

Author: Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Publisher: Parkman, Ohio : Conscience Press, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and abridged editionView all editions and formats
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Discover "how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic methodology in their classrooms; how "school choice" is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable; how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
ISBN: 9780966707113 0966707117 9780945019732 0945019734
OCLC Number: 776913812
Description: xxiii, 461 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Update: From the noxious nineties through the terrible twos --
The sowing of the seeds: Late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
The turning of the tides: Early twentieth century --
The troubling thirties --
The fomentation of the forties and fifties --
The sick sixties: Psychology and skills --
The serious seventies --
The "effective" eighties --
The noxious nineties.
Responsibility: by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt.

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Discover "how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic methodology in their classrooms; how "school choice" is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable; how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child's future career plans and opportunities; and how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades. The deliberate dumbing down of America is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. Each chapter takes a period of history and recounts the significant events, including important geopolitical and societal contextual information. Citations from government plans, policy documents, and key writings by leading reformers record the rise of the modern education reform movement.

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