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This book has some interesting data, but I get the impression the author had the conclusion before the research.
Dr. Bauerlein pretty much lets the schools off the hook in "The Dumbest Generation" but I believe that the "dumbing down" of the curriculum is the root cause.
It didn't say why we are dumb, just saying that everything we like is adolecent fare, and that we don't read enough.
Hey, maybe instead of blaming the internet and technology for problems that have actually been declining, people should realize how important technology is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T.Dunn
My daughter had to read this over the summer to prepare for her AP English class. It did not hold her interest and was a very difficult read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Schwieger
Although I don't agree with the authors view,any book that makes me mad is always entertaining .Published 1 month ago by Aress Almendares
"Twixters [another term for emerging adults] don't read, tour museums, travel, follow politics, or listen to any music but pop and rap, much less do something such as lay out a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by KristyC
It has been shown time and time again that greater stimulation of the brain during development leads to greater brain functioning. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul A Huhn
In this fascinating book, Mark Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, looks at the youngest generation – the post-Gen-Xers, or the Millennial Generation. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
It's a very good book and the author has a lot of insightful points of view. Some times I feel he's very elitist but otherwise it's an interesting take on how we live in the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by susan jayaprasanna
1/14: Although I agree with many points made in The Dumbest Generation, it is a long-winded rhetoric about the decline of intelligence,... Read more