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Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or Add Paperback – Sep 15 1996

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2nd ed. edition (Sept. 15 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312148232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312148232
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Sykes argues that educators' emphasis on egalitarianism and building self-esteem have caused an eroding of true learning in the American classroom.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“This intelligent and devastating book...brings together every aspect of the current disaster...all in clear, well-researched detail.” ―The Boston Globe

“A spirited call-to-arms...Sykes asks brave questions.” ―Cleveland Plain Dealer

“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 Review

“A very important book.” ―Washington Post Book World

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