Dumbing Down America

Dumbing Down America

Author: James Delisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000492279

Category: Education

Page: 238

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At a time when the U.S. education system consistently lags behind its international peers, Dumbing Down America shows exactly why America can't keep up by providing a critical look at the nation's schools through the eyes of the children whose minds are languishing in countless classrooms. Filled with specific examples of how gifted children are being shortchanged by a nation that believes smart kids will succeed on their own, Dumbing Down America packs a powerful message: If we want our nation to prosper, we must pay attention to its most intelligent youth. With more than 35 years of experience working with and for gifted children, author James R. Delisle provides a template of what can and must happen in America's schools if they are to fulfill their mission of educating every child to the fullest potential. Dumbing Down America is a must-read for any individual who believes that the unfulfilled promises to gifted children must begin to be met in America's schools today, not someday.

Dumbing Down Our Kids

Dumbing Down Our Kids

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312148232

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 226

Dumbing Down Our Kids is a searing indictment of America's secondary schools-one that every parent and teacher should read. Dumbing Down Our Kids offers a full-scale investigation of the new educational fad, sometimes called "Outcome Based Education" -the latest in a long series of "reforms" that has eroded our schools. -Why our kids rank to, or at the bottom of international tests in math and science -Why "self-esteem" has supplanted grades and genuine achievements -How the educational establishment lowers standards and quality in our schools-while continuing to raise their budgets and our school taxes -The dumbing down of the curriculum so everyone can pass-but no one excel -How parents, students, and teachers can evaluate schools and restore quality learning

The Dumbing Down of America

The Dumbing Down of America

Author: Glen L. Murray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441516425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

View: 531

The book is simply a compilation of the Author's opinions regarding those who are undermining this great Nation. Criticisms of individuals and events with a few expletives thrown in for emphasis. The author does not claim to be overly intelligent but recognizes "Dumb" when he sees it. Simply written, to the point, no holds barred, but more importantly, honest and sincere; if a bit crude.

Killing America

Killing America

Author: S. Floyd Scott

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781638144366

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 863

S. Floyd Scott’s book Killing America is a revelation and a crucial must-read. It has rightly been said, “Wisdom is a thing to be sought, a pearl of great price.” In Killing America, you will be taken on a journey of discovery that will show you the sources and mechanisms that make it possible for you to live your best life—to understand things that have the ability to ruin your chance. Never before has anyone written such an easy-to-understand, timely, bottom-lined book that brings you the basic understanding of what is happening around you. You will discover through the nine chapters how to create peace. We each must, for our own sake and the sake of one another, be equipped with the know-how to create peace and a place where we can live in peace. In Killing America, S. Floyd Scott will show you and help you understand what’s going on in easy-to-read words that give you the aha moments and revelations you’re looking for. If you never read another book on the fundamentals of what creates and destroys your life and living, you must read Killing America.

Freefall of the American University

Freefall of the American University

Author: Jim Nelson Black

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418551636

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 177

It's happening in colleges all across the country. Instead of being educational institutions designed to encourage the free discussion of ideas, universities have become prisons of propaganda, indoctrinating students with politically correct (and often morally repugnant) ideas about American life and culture. This book exposes the liberal bias in today's universities, providing hard evidence, in clear and unimpeachable terms, that shows how today's colleges are covertly and overtly proselytizing with leftist slants on sexuality, politics, and lifestyles. By naming names and providing specific and credible insights from faculty members, administrators, professional observers, and analysts who have witnessed and chronicled the intellectual and ethical collapse taking place within the academy, this book offers a broad overview of the issues, the history of the problems, analysis from a broad range of academics and professionals, and also observations of the university students themselves, in their own words, from schools all across the nation.

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

Author: Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0945019734

Category: Education

Page: 5

View: 796

In this book you will 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"--Website: http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/book.htm.

America's Secret Establishment

America's Secret Establishment

Author: Antony C. Sutton

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 9781634241540

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 109

Breaking 170 years of secrecy, this intriguing exposÉ takes a behind-the-scenes look at Yale's mysterious society, the Order of the Skull and Bones, and its prominent members, numbering among them Tafts, Rockefellers, Pillsburys, and Bushes. Explored is how Skull and Bones initiates have become senators, judges, cabinet secretaries, spies, titans of finance and industry, and even U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush. This book reveals that far from being a campus fraternity, the society is more concerned with the success of its members in the postcollegiate world. Included are a verified membership list, rare reprints of original Order materials revealing the interlocking power centers dominated by Bonesmen, and a peek inside the Tomb, their 140-year-old private clubhouse.

America's Dark Theologian

America's Dark Theologian

Author: Douglas E. Cowan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479894734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 138

America's dark theologian: reading Stephen King religiously -- Thin spots: what peeks through the cracks in the world -- Deadfall: ghost stories as God-talk -- A jumble of blacks and whites: becoming religious -- Return to Ackerman's field: ritual and the unseen order -- Forty years in Maine: Stephen King and the varieties of religious experience -- If it be your will: theodicy, morality, and the nature of God -- The land beyond: cosmology and the never-ending questions

Battlefield America

Battlefield America

Author: John W. Whitehead

Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781590793152

Category: Political Science

Page: 483

View: 444

Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Our towns and cities have become battlefields, and we the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on, tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail, or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead’s terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids. The insidious shift was so subtle that most of us had no idea it was happening. This follow-up to Whitehead’s award-winning A Government of Wolves, is a brutal critique of an America on the verge of destroying the very freedoms that define it. Hands up!—the police state has arrived.

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Author: Steven Greenfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136331121

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 943

As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the "Bosman" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

America's Demise, Antichrist's Rise

America's Demise, Antichrist's Rise

Author: Thomas G. Reed

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781638449218

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 588

Are you aware that the current events shaping our world reflect apocalyptic biblical predictions? It's clear that the end of time is near. This book is a wake-up call for Christians and American patriots who can no longer afford to shrug and hope for the best. The strong foundation of Judeo-Christian values that built our great country has crumbled to the ground in the face of humanism and liberal progressivism. America's demise parallels the demise of mankind as a whole. How have we reached this state of crisis? We explore the death grip that humanism has on America and the ultimate fate of all the world's citizens. We examine both the source of sin and the path toward holiness, including death to the old self and resurrection of the new. It is essential to heed the warnings found in God's Word, warnings which become increasingly relevant as the Great Tribulation draws near. With a detailed evaluation of the Scriptures, we identify the timeline of the Tribulation, Rapture, return of Jesus Christ, and the thousand-year millennium. Realizing that the Rapture will not take place prior to the Tribulation, we must accept the Tribulation when it begins and recognize its ramifications or risk being deceived by Satan and the Antichrist. As the Tribulation defines our end, so does it offer an opportunity for a new beginning if we can achieve perfection through our Lord. While cataclysmic occurrences may be imminent, devoted Christians can also expect wondrous rewards both here and now and for all eternity.