This is a review of the original 1999 version of the "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" which is now out of print. However, it is a free download at http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/pages/pdf_downloads.html. The updated version is available at Amazon.
Required Read for Anyone Interested in the Future of America,
This review is from: the deliberate dumbing down of america - A Chronological Paper Trail: A Chronological Paper Trail (Paperback)
As an educator for the past 28 years, and believing myself to be at least a little left of center politically, I found "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" to be the scariest thing I have ever read. Some will brand this book as conservative propaganda. But those of us in the teaching profession wonder aloud to each other and anyone else who will listen, what politicians are thinking about when they pass educational reform legislation. It would seem impossible to make some of the decisions that are being made without having deliberately set about to wreak the education system in America. If the facts laid out in this book are true (and the book is full of documentation) what is happening to education in Washington D.C. is worse than the Twin Towers tragedy and the attack on Pearl Harbor combined. The promotional material for this book says that it should be required reading for parents. I think it should be required reading for every educator or university student considering a career in education. A difficult read, but eye opening to the point of being painful.