Dumbing Down America

Dumbing Down America

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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.Recent Extended Essays in the area of history have focused on such diverse topics as a€œGandhi inSouth Africaa€ to a€œLenina#39;s Geniusa€ to a€œWomen in the 1960s. ... In2012, IBadded anew componentto itsprogram, a a€œcareerrelated certificate, a€ which opensup participation to 16 to 19yearold students who are ... For example, Margaret Dayton, a Utah statesenator, voted in2008 to cut the IB budget by twothirds.

Title:Dumbing Down America
Author:James R. Delisle
Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc. - 2014-08-05


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