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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.
Different generations have different aspirations. Just because someone does not appreciate arts, I would not automatically label them dumb. To me, a more telling gauge is wisdom. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jesse
Very readable and interesting study of a persistent problem.Published 9 days ago by Hugh M. Curtler
there are abundant data and facts supporting the auther' analysis and conlusions in this book, so I must confess the author is a serious writer and thinker. Read morePublished 1 month ago by yelia
Perennial issues. Every generation would like to think that the generation after them is dumber than they are.Published 2 months ago by David Egesdal
The Dumbest Generation is an interesting read. Bauerlein holds to the belief that while technology can be used as a wonderful tool for education for the next generation, it is more... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RJ Stokely
Contains some interesting statistics although the numbers can be interpreted in more than one way. When reading I can't help feeling like I am listening to my uncle when he is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by claire barnell
This book is basically a bi*** fest. Sounds a lot like when you hear an old person say "back in my day". Read morePublished 3 months ago by JasonR.S.
I'm only 10 pages into reading "The Dumbest Generation" and already I observe that this book has a serious issue with being even marginally legitimate. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DJ MichaelAngelo