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Inhaltsangabe: In early American history, a literate and well-educated majority of Americans thrived without a national, tax-funded educational program. In fact, few of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and drafted the U.S. Constitution had ever seen a public school, and yet they benefited from a free system of education vastly superior to the imagined benefits of today's state-controlled schooling. What happened over the course of the last and a half centuries? Why did Americans surrender the educational freedom that produced such widespread academic excellence to embrace a state of functional illiteracy under complete government control? In his seminal book Is Public Education Necessary?, Samuel Blumenfeld unpacks two centuries of source material to present an accurate history of the religious and philosophical transformations that gave birth to the educational statism controlling America's children today. From the New England Puritan experiments in compulsory schooling to the Unitarian crusades to perfect man with the "strong arm of government", Blumenfeld shows that public education in America has always been more about religion than literacy. A colorful history full of fascinating characters and incisive commentary, Is Public Education Necessary? challenges American parents to discard the common wisdom concerning public schools to reshoulder the responsibilities that are rightfully theirs, to fight to keep the liberties they inherited, and to teach their children to do the same.
Über den Autor: About the author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld is the author of nine books on education, including How to Tutor (1978), NEA:Trojan Horse in American Education (1984), The Victims of Dick & Jane and Other Essays (2003), and Revolution via Education (2009). A popular lecturer all over the world, Mr. Blumenfeld was educated in New York City public schools and had taught in both the public and private spheres. He lives in suburban Boston and continues to contribute to such publications as Reason, The New American, The New York Times, The Chalcedon Report, and Education Digest.
Titel: Is public education necessary?
Verlag: Devin-Adair Co
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co, 1981. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88264019
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0815958269I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 0815958269 Book is in fair condition; has a torn dust jacket; pages yellowed; book slightly crooked. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SM0000002970
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co, 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers b-269-18
Buchbeschreibung Devin Adair Co 1981, Interior Clean and Unmarked, 1981. Hard Back / Cloth Binding. Buchzustand: Good Clean Cond. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Yes / Good Plus Cond. Dust Flap Bio Photo (illustrator). Previous owner name, address and note on ffep. Some laid in articles and items, related. Hardback : hard cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or scuffs. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. In very nice dust cover. Size: Essays on Education in America / Teaching Policy. Educational / Learning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5029402
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co, 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0815958269
Buchbeschreibung Devin-Adair Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0815958269 New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NEW4.0499126