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Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children Paperback – January 11, 2005
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Educating our nation's children is everyone's concern. Future leaders are sitting in classrooms today, and it's imperative that they receive a quality education. However, a close inspection of our schools reveals a disturbing and sometimes diabolical condition. From curriculum to corrective measures, the author clearly shows that the nation's education system is not deserving of a passing grade.
This book is divided into two parts, with the first section dealing with the abuses found in today's classrooms. Each chapter slowly and systematically sorts through the facts and fallacies, until readers get a true sense of the education system. The author backs up his opinions with solid statistics, as well as by personal accounts of parents, teachers, and students.
Although all of this information may alternately discourage or enrage readers, the author uses the last section of the book to give clear and practical options for educating children. Home schooling and Internet schools are explored with the same meticulous research that went into the first half of the book. Web sites and teaching materials are listed and critiqued. If anyone is seriously considering either of these educational options, the material presented here will provide a solid introduction.
The author unequivocally equips readers to understand and evaluate the education system, so they can make wise decisions about their children's futures. This reviewer applauds the time and effort it took to bring this book to publication.Read more ›
There are basically two parts to this book. The first part details the problems plaguing public schools today - and they are legion. First and foremost is the fact that significant numbers of high school graduates are functionally illiterate. There is no excuse for this whatsoever.Read more ›
I am a homeschooling mom of 8 who names all her kids after Bible names, but my main goal is a good education for my kids. With many American parents not sufficiently involved in their kids' lives, homeschooling is an awesome social trend that can only benefit the average family. I'm sure at least one of my kids didn't know much about the civil war at 12, but it's loving to learn, and having the tools of learning that counts. The 3 oldest have gone to college at 16 and done fine, and have been astounded at how much less history is known by the publicly- educated kids in their college classes. I was valedictorian from a private Christian school after attending public school as well, and now have been homeschooling and studying education for 20 years and am quite familiar with the issues and the lack of truly quality education in most public and private schools due to today's weak standards and time- wasting methods. If it's true that standardized tests with all their inherent faults are being dumbed down, how can it be exciting if test scores are up slightly?Read more ›
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In this wonderfully fascinating book, author Joel Turtel examines the modern American school system, and finds out just why it is the failure that it is - annually producing... Read morePublished 15 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
This was a very and informative book. Also the seller was very helpful and saw that my order was delivered in a very timely manner.Published 16 months ago by Anne M. Dial
I am into homeschooling and personal tutoring. And I saw this book while I was strolling on Amazon and decided to purchase it. The book is great. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by Diana
I ordered this for my grand daughter so she would realize how rotten public school has gotten--they changed our history!!Published on February 13, 2014 by Mary E. White
This is an expose on the failings of the public school system. The Public School System administrators are deceiving the parents and the public by dumbing down the tests to make... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by David W. Mullins
This book is a must read for EVERYBODY, people with children or no children.
I agree with the author, closing the public schools down would be best. Read more
We all regret what has happened to our schools. Many of us are mystified by what has happened, others are in denial. Read morePublished on August 3, 2008 by David Schweizer
I purchased this book with the intentions of making an informed decision about how we are going to educate our two small children. Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by WyoMom2TnT
Actually, I can tell this author was not educated in a public school. He doesn't know his history and he is blatently ignorant. Americans are better educated than ever! Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by N. Holland