Public Schools, Public Menace

Public Schools, Public Menace

Author: Joel Turtel

Publisher: Shawn K. Hall

ISBN: 9780964569324

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 118

"Public Schools, Public Menace" shows parents how public schools can seriously harm their children. He also tells parents about new, low-cost, quality education alternatives to give their kids a great education.

Dumbing Down Our Kids

Dumbing Down Our Kids

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312148232

Category: Education

Page: 354

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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

J. M. Coetzee and Neoliberal Culture

J. M. Coetzee and Neoliberal Culture

Author: Andrew Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198857914


Page: 289

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This book presents J. M. Coetzee's work as a complex, nuanced counterblast to contemporary, global, neoliberal economics and its societies. Not surprisingly, given his many years in South Africa and Australia, Coetzee writes from a `global-Southern' perspective. Drawing on a wealth ofliterature, philosophy, and theory, this book reads Coetzee's writings as a discreet, oblique but devastating engagement with neoliberal presumptions.It identifies and focuses on various key features of neoliberal culture: its obsession with self-enrichment, mastery, growth; its belief in plenitude, endless resources; its hubris and obsession with (self)-promotion; its desire for ease and easiness, `well-being', euphoria; its fetishization ofmanagerial reason and the culture of security; its unrelenting positivity, its belief in illusory goods and trivial progressivisms. By contrast, Coetzee's writings explore the virtues of irony and self-reduction. He commits himself to difficulty, discomfort, patient and austere, if bleak, inquiry,rigorous questioning, and radical doubt. Destitution and failure come to look like a serious, dignified form of life and thought. The very tones of Coetzee's books run counter to those of our neoliberal democracies. They point in a different direction to an age that has gone astray.

A Letter to Pope Francis

A Letter to Pope Francis

Author: Roméo Gauvreau

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460267219


Page: 158

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In this book, the author shares his honest and personal opinions concerning certain attitudes and doctrines of the Catholic religion. His goal in writing this book is not to try to instruct or indoctrinate you. Rather, he wishes to present you with a menu of theories, reflections, and facts he has observed as an ex-Catholic; one who is a staunch believer in the 2600-year-old Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Somehow the Catholic Church has betrayed that rule and finds herself in deep trouble. The criminal conduct of tens of thousands of priests and the Vatican's cover-up of their actions has become one of the world's biggest scandals. The Vatican must now follow the United Nations' directive to open up its files concerning the sexual abuse of children by priests. In the last few years alone, legal suits related to this abuse have amounted to billions of dollars. The Church could end up monetarily bankrupt ... if not morally. But we have a new player on the scene: Pope Francis. He is a nonconformist and shows signs that he is ready to face the music and do whatever it takes to save the ailing Church. Will he overcome the misogynistic attitude of his Church and allow the marriage of priests and the ordination of women?

Stephanie, Stephanie, Let Down Your Hair

Stephanie, Stephanie, Let Down Your Hair

Author: Tess Marcin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462820670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 522

Can anyone really write a book, about self, that has a true beginning and a true end? I believe one can only write about a time span between the two. To encompass more than that must be left to someone else after one is gone. So one could call this book a series of essays, increments of time within the cycle of life. One could call it a series of experiments, of lessons, as well as of choices made. One could also call it a series of philosophical thoughts underscored by life. Living a life, living the life, one human individual no different than any other. Acting out life, re-acting to life, we all do it. Is one anymore or anyless than another's? It depends on the choices made. As the reader peruses a chapter here, a chapter there, the response could very well be, "Oh, I remember that!" "Oh, I've been there!" Etc., etc. There is a synchronicity in life it seems, and universal mind is part of it. Are we different? Yes, but ... Are we the same? Yes, but ... Reading the book and reliving memories is nostalgia in action. How far back can one go when one seeks to remember? Amazingly quite a way back. Can one remember every word spoken? No. The writers, who say they can remember such detailed conversations, have taken literary license with their work. Unless they were fortunate to have been able to record everything or to have been able to keep a daily journal in extreme detail. Reading about a conversation of some fifty, sixty years in such exact detail is suspect. It begins to border on fiction . So to create and recreate a life in progress it must be understood memories can be fickle. Never-the-less, however one manages to gather them together, they still make interesting reading. Yes a door was opened and what spilled forth revealed the life of one human being. The memories in the book do not quite cover a century, but they come pretty close. It was a period that seemed to take quantum leaps. We humans lived it, we ooed and aahed through all the events that took place on our watch. We were sad and we rejoiced. We even had that fleeting thought, "Will there be a tomorrow?" as we seemed to be living on the razors edge. There was, there is, there will be ... If we humans actually begin acting civilized, instead of pretending to be.

How to Increase Your Child's Verbal Intelligence

How to Increase Your Child's Verbal Intelligence

Author: Geoffrey McGuinness

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300083203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 294

View: 594

The creators of the acclaimed Phono-Graphix method of reading instruction explain the importance of teaching children comprehension skills and present dozens of exercises and activities to improve those skills--as well as writing ability--in children from six to 18 years of age.

Freefall of the American University

Freefall of the American University

Author: Jim Nelson Black

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418551636

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 666

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.

Raising & Teaching Children for Their Tomorrows

Raising & Teaching Children for Their Tomorrows

Author: Albert H. Yee

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617392122

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 923

Why are mental developments during childhood so important to children's futures?' 'The leading premise of this book is that children's early life experiences forever shape their ability to learn, think, and conduct their adult lives.' 'International tests consistently disgrace the schooling and achievement of U.S. students. The public is either unaware of the disaster or hasn't taken it seriously, even though it's equivalent to the catastrophes of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 . . .' According to: Wayne H. Holtzman, PhD, Dean, College of Education (retired), President, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (retired), The University of Texas at Austin: '(Al's) keen insight into the emotional socialization, learning, and creative thinking of a developing child in our ever-more complex world is indeed impressive. Any parent or teacher could profit from a careful reading of this thought-provoking book.' * * * * * * * * Albert Yee (EdD, 1965, Stanford) has served as a distinguished classroom teacher for seven years in California and 30 years as professor of psychology and education and academic dean in America and East Asia. For his outstanding service and original research and publications, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Al is proud of his children's success and having raised them. His daughter is a surgery professor, specializing in breast cancer, and his son is a State Dept. Foreign Service Officer, whose recent posts have been consul general in Greece and Director, Provisional Reconstruction Teams, in Afghanistan.

Sick Schools

Sick Schools

Author: David V. Anderson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532696886

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 821

Who's afraid of for-profit education? Those who work in non-profit or government owned and operated schools. Many parents and other stakeholders have been made fearful by this education establishment. What's more important to humans: nutrition or education? Nutrition is more important because it is the prerequisite for other human activities, including education. What organizations provide food and who pays for the food? Food is provided by for-profit farmers, for-profit processors, for-profit wholesalers, and for-profit retailers. Most food is purchased with the consumers' own money, but a significant amount is purchased by low-income individuals using food stamps. Why can't education be provided similarly using education stamps? We trust for-profit enterprises to provide our food. Why can't we trust for-profit enterprises to provide K-12 education? Fearmongers have frightened us and made us into gullible compliant socialists who despise commercial activities in education. Go to the supermarket and ponder its marvelous array of foods and then contemplate how a for-profit K-12 education sector would please and amaze its customers.

The Wrong Direction

The Wrong Direction

Author: Richard S. Hancock

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412057851

Category: Education

Page: 530

View: 815

Is our public education system headed in the wrong direction? Richard Hancock asks us not only to scrutinize education, but to consider crucial pragmatic revisions. He looks hard at some of the negative trends which have become entrenched, including grade inflation and social promotion, and a variety of biases which undermine the integrity of the system. He suggests workable solutions. The book addresses a wide audience: students, parents, educators and administrators in the public system and realms of higher learning, government members, professionals, service and business people, Hancock also refers to others who are striving to bring the plight of the system to the attention of the public and the educational policy-makers. We cannot continue to stifle the brilliant, condescend to special interest groups, and ignore the "average" students, cheating them all of pride in honest achievement. Perhaps it is time to encourage and honour excellence! This is at once a warning and a voice encouraging us to act on behalf of our children and our nation!

Don't Believe the Hype!! (First Revision)

Don't Believe the Hype!! (First Revision)

Author: C. Brian Madden

Publisher: Create Space Publishing

ISBN: 9781539068488

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 807

Ever ask the question, "Why today's Millennials in America's Black Community seem so mad at the world and don't care whether they live or die these days?" There is a reason for it; and it is being done on purpose, to destroy this country! It's called Communism! And it is Real! Don't Believe the Hype!! (First Revision) is an explosive book which investigates how and why Communist Subversion (Perversion) has taken over the African-American Community; with the sole intent to use and destroy them, while simultaneously destroying the rest of United States of America from within! Using Historical Facts from the Mid-19th Century to the present era, Don't Believe the Hype!! will surely spark Geo-political conversations between people of all races, genders, and back grounds!