Inside the Secret Garden: The Progressive Decay of Liberal Education

Inside the Secret Garden: The Progressive Decay of Liberal Education

By: Tom Burkard (author)Paperback

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Schools in Britain and the United States helped to lay the foundations for the greatest civilization the world has ever known, but for the last three decades they been in a state of perpetual crisis. Despite unprecedented increases in education spending, standards are plummeting, and at least 20% of our children cant even read. Tom Burkard shows how and intellectually misguided elite-claiming to be experts in child development and psychology-have subverted the will of the people and used our children as guinea pigs in a grand experiment that has gone horribly wrong.Throughout the book, Tom Burkard highlights the central paradox of progressive education-despite the professed aim of creating a democratic society it would be almost impossible to design a system better suited to perpetrating both class divisions and the gulf between the haves and have-nots.Provocative and outspoken, Tom Burkard, outlines his solutions to these problems making this essential reading for everyone interested in the future of our schools country and its culture.

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  • publication date: 15/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780955464218
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780955464218
  • ISBN10: 0955464218

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