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Dumbing down our kids

why American children feel good about themselves but can"t read, write, or add

by Charles J. Sykes

  • 184 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Secondary -- United States -- Evaluation.,
  • Academic achievement -- United States -- Evaluation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCharles J. Sykes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLA222
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 341 p. ;
    Number of Pages341
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22274639M
    ISBN 100312134746

    The WWII generation went through hard times and worked hard to supply material happiness for their families. Just sayin'. This is not good education. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room. As seemingly intelligent as Gates is, I disagree with almost all of these rules. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.

    It feels like mass production. I should know. You're also encouraging the diminution of big dreams by sticking to small stuff, like cleaning your closet. Our society and our literature and our culture are being dumbed down, and the causes are very complex.

    Our kids are getting behind. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone, until you earn both. Finally, she decided to speak out. One is parental complacency; the other is concerned parents held at bay by inflated grade cards which disguise the true severity of the problems.


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Moreover, the novel Brave New Worldby Aldous Huxleydiscussed the ways a utopian society was deliberately dumbed down in order to maintain political stability and social order by eliminating complex concepts unnecessary for society to function e. Do that on your own time. They got that way paying bills, cleaning your room, and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are.

Despite increases in spending, schools persist in turning out children lacking in basic skills and knowledge--children who are wholly unprepared to compete in the twenty-first century. Gatto speculated: Was it possible, I had been hired, not to enlarge children's power, but to diminish it?

Rule 6: If you screw up, it's not your parents' fault so don't whine about your mistakes. That's why Starbucks has Wi-Fi. Instead, this year's award goes to King.

I cheated: I skimmed most of the pages. He was not being ironic.

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My friend Philip Roth, who will now share this "distinguished contribution" award with Stephen King, is a great comedian and would no doubt find something funny to say about it. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you are.

This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. The array of medical maladies ebb and flow with the availability of specialists and special programs.

“Dumbing Down Our Kids” by Charles J. Sykes

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