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. Americans of all ages will welcome this riveting expose of what really happened to what was once the finest education system in the world.The book is available here as a free download. Take some time to read what has gone on so that you can understand what is going on. At the very least, you will understand what Hooie is saying when she mumbles educatist nonsense.
Readers will appreciate the user-friendliness of this chronological history designed for the average reader not just the academician. This book will be used by citizens at public hearings, board meetings, or for easy presentation to elected officials.
Publication of the deliberate dumbing down of america is certain to add fuel to the fire in this nation's phonics wars. Iserbyt provides documentation that Direct Instruction, the latest education reform fad in the classroom, is being institutionalized under the guise of 'traditional' phonics thanks to the passage of the unconstitutional Reading Excellence Act of 1998.
Monday, October 20, 2008
The Chronological History of Public Education
In her book, the deliberate dumbing down of america, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, details the: