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This book has provided the impetus for me to purposely frustrate, bore and challenge my children because as Mr. Sowell points out what we knew all along, real self esteem comes from accomplishing something which was not easy.
Even if you plan on sending your children to private school, I recommend this book. The teachers are all coming from the same colleges and universities.
Dr. Sowell grew up in Harlem during the 1930's and 1940's. He graduated from Harvard College (A.B. magna cum laude 1958), Columbia University (A.M. 1959), and University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1968) - all degrees being in Economics. With the quality of his education and particularly with his race, given the politics of the past half century, one might expect him to end up as a prominent bauble on some elitist university's faculty tree. Such was not the case. He displayed much too much independence of mind to be safely tucked into anybody's pocket. We learn on page 141 that as early as 1970, "a black professor named Thomas Sowell" warned against programs become too great to disguise, or to hide under euphemisms and apologetics, the conclusion that will be drawn in many quarters will not be that these were half-baked schemes, but that black people just don't have it." Dr. Sowell moved through organizations (U.S. Dept. of Labor, AT&T, The Urban Institute) and universities (Howard, Cornell, Brandeis, UCLA, Amherst). Since 1980, he has been a Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California.
The reason for looking at Dr. Sowell and his background so carefully is that he makes many bold statements in his book, Inside American Education.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Read this book. If it reads like a polemic, put the book down and spend some time volunteering at your local public school. Get to know and understand the children having problems. Read up on their problems and on the known methods for addressing these problems. Suggest to the school administration that their problems be addressed using proven methods. Offer to pay any costs out of your own pocket, if cost is an issue. Note their reaction, in particular, note whether or not your suggestion is implemented in a way that actually helps the child.
Then re-read the book. Odds are that it will no longer read like a polemic.
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Thomas Sowell's *Inside American Education* is a very curious book. While it purports to be about education in general, the lion's share (143 pages out of 285) treats colleges and... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von Gary Reger
This insightful book exposes many institutional problems in the American education system, and describes why they are so difficult to overcome. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 27. November 1999 veröffentlicht
As a High School Histroy teacher, but not one with an education degree, I have a B.S. in Political Science, Sowell is so right. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 31. Juli 1998 von Robert M Schwindler
Speaking as a mathematics teacher with several years of experience at both the secondary and the postsecondary levels, I have to say that this is one of the truest books I've ever... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 20. November 1997 von Anonymous Coward
Finally, someone who has exposed the laughable Mickey-Mouse curriculums of our nation's teachers' colleges and university departments of education. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. Oktober 1997 veröffentlicht