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Dumbing Down Our Kids

Why America's Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add


Charles J. Sykes (View Bio)
Hardcover: St. Martin's Press, 1995; Paperback: St. Martin's Press/Griffin, 1996.

Dumbing Down Our Kids

"This intelligent and devastating book ...brings together every aspect of the current disaster ...all in clear well-researched detail." — Boston Globe

"Sykes summarizes complaints about current U.S. elementary and secondary education so well that if you want to know what the fuss is all about, you could do no better than read his book." — Booklist

"Definitive ...[an] excellent book." — The Wall Street Journal

"A very important book." — Washington Post Book World

"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 Reviews

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