The Educated Child by William J. Bennett audiobook

The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool through Eighth Grade

By Dr. William J. Bennett , Chester E. Finn, Jr. , and John T. E. Cribb, Jr.
Read by Dr. William J. Bennett

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.48 Hours 1
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Just as William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtues has helped millions of Americans teach young people about character, The Educated Child delivers what you need to take control. With co-authors Chester Finn and John Cribb, former Secretary of Education Bennett provides the indispensable guide. The Educated Child champions a clear "back-to-basics" curriculum that will resonate with parents and teachers tired of fads and jargon. The Educated Child places parents squarely at the center of their young one's academic career and takes a no-nonsense view of their responsibilities. It empowers mothers and fathers, enabling them to reclaim what has been appropriated by "experts" and the education establishment. No longer will you feel powerless before the education "system." Advocates of trendy approaches, touchy-feely esteem-enhancement schemes, and "values-free" education will disagree. Those who believe that today's low education standards are good enough, or that young Americans cannot be expected to learn as much as children in other lands, will take issue. But if you seek high standards and solid, time-tested content for the child you care most about, if you want the unvarnished truth about what parents and schools must do, The Educated Child is the one audiobook you need to ensure that your little girl or boy receives a truly good education.

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Summary

Summary

Just as William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtues has helped millions of Americans teach young people about character, The Educated Child delivers what you need to take control. With co-authors Chester Finn and John Cribb, former Secretary of Education Bennett provides the indispensable guide.

The Educated Child champions a clear "back-to-basics" curriculum that will resonate with parents and teachers tired of fads and jargon. The Educated Child places parents squarely at the center of their young one's academic career and takes a no-nonsense view of their responsibilities. It empowers mothers and fathers, enabling them to reclaim what has been appropriated by "experts" and the education establishment. No longer will you feel powerless before the education "system."

Advocates of trendy approaches, touchy-feely esteem-enhancement schemes, and "values-free" education will disagree. Those who believe that today's low education standards are good enough, or that young Americans cannot be expected to learn as much as children in other lands, will take issue. But if you seek high standards and solid, time-tested content for the child you care most about, if you want the unvarnished truth about what parents and schools must do, The Educated Child is the one audiobook you need to ensure that your little girl or boy receives a truly good education.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A common sense-loaded gem that defines a good education and tells parents how to make sure their children get one.” Cincinnati Enquirer
“An ambitious and commonsensical guide that will inspire both parents and educators.”   Publishers Weekly
“The authors offer ‘no magic bullets or profound secrets,’ just commonsense advice.”  Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Dr. William J. Bennett

Author Bio: Dr. William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett, bestselling author, educator, and speaker, is a conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist. He served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. A former senior editor of the National Review, he writes for the National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.

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Author Bio: Chester E. Finn Jr.

Author Bio: Chester E. Finn Jr.

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Author Bio: John T. E. Cribb Jr.

Author Bio: John T. E. Cribb Jr.

John T. E. Cribb is president of the Palmetto Creative Group, a communications firm. His previous work includes coauthoring The Educated Child (with William J. Bennett and Chester E. Finn), co-editing The Human Odyssey, and developing on-line history courses. During the Reagan administration, he served at the Department of Justice and the Department of Education. He and his wife Kirsten have two daughters, Molly and Sarah.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English