Inside American Education
ISBN: 0743254082
EAN13: 9780743254083
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 14, 2003
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Our educational establishment - a vast tax-supported empire existing quasi-independently within American society - is morally and intellectually bankrupt, charges distinguished economist and social critic Thomas Sowell. And in this top-to-bottom tour of the mismanaged institutions, cynical leadership, and tendentious programs of American education, Sowell exposes the numerous deceptions and dogmas that have concealed or sought to justify the steep and very dangerous decline in our educational standards and practices across the board. Among the more serious ills of American education are the technically sophisticated brainwashing techniques now being applied to children and teenagers in so-called affective education programs; the special peace and nuclear education programs that actively promote politically correct attitudes; the values clarification and sex education curricula that portray parental and religious authority figures as agents of a repressive and unjust social and political orthodoxy; and the racial mini-establishments created on college campuses by minority demagogues and complaisant administrators that enshrine a self-serving ideological double standard, thus betraying the real interests of minority students. Sowell's exhaustively researched investigation draws particular attention to Read More chevron_right

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