List of available reviews of books on learning

PRINCIPAL
AUTHOR
TITLE
(Linked to review)
RATING
(0-5)
REVIEW
DATE
ONE-LINE
DESCRIPTION
Bauerlein, Mark The Dumbest Generation 5.0 9/24/2008 With passion and scholarly precision, Mark Bauerlein reminds us of the ongoing decline in basic skills and general knowledge among our graduating students.
Hirsch, E. D. The Schools We Need 5.0 5/27/2006 As Mark Twain might have said, "Everyone talks about the schools, but no one does anything about them." E.D. Hirsch explains the problem in this book, sets forth solutions, and reveals that he is doing something.
Leslie, Ian Curious 5.0 11/25/2014 This vital drive, curiosity, is essential to progress but can be snuffed out — and, as Ian Leslie explains, too often is.
Ravitch, Diane The Death and Life of the Great American School System 5.0 1/22/2012 Diane Ravitch finds that NCLB leaves quality in education behind because (as Vince Lombardi might have said) it makes testing the only thing.
Ravitch, Diane The Language Police 5.0 3/02/2006 All about how fringe-group pressure for politically correct language makes textbook publishers knuckle under
Ravitch, Diane Left Back 5.0 12/13/2009 One hundred years of failed reforms of American education are chronicled in this book.
Trefil, James Why Science? 4.5 9/24/2011 Physicist and educator James Trefil explains why the chief benefit of understanding science is not fancy new technology, but a citizenry empowered to make rational decisions about their nation's future.
Quality Ranges for Book Reviews
The books are rated from 0 to 5 in increments of 0.5. Colors represent the following quality ranges:
4.0 to 5.0 Quality: HIGH (Color = Aqua) Competent to exceptional; well worth the money
2.0 to 3.5 Quality: FAIR (Color = Lime) Useful despite some flaws; may or may not be worth buying.
0.5 to 1.5 Quality: POOR (Color = Yellow) Seriously flawed; read it if you wish, but don't buy it.
0.0 to 0.0 Quality: YUCK (Color = Fuchsia) Avoid this book at all costs!
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