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Reign of Error
- The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
- By: Diane Ravitch
- Narrated by: Eliza Foss
- Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
Diane Ravitch, America's foremost historian of education, says that public education in the United States is one of the pillars of our democratic society. In this eloquent book, she explains that our public schools have been wrongly criticized for low achievement, when federal data show that test scores and graduation rates are at their highest point in history - for black students, Hispanic students, white students, and Asian students - and dropout rates are at their lowest point in history.
Persuasive critique of school reform movement
- By Robert on 05-15-15
Sound Assessment of the Hijacking of Public Educat
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. I would and will absolutely recommend this book to Colleges that offer education degrees; to superintendents of school districts, to teachers and teachers' unions, to PTA chapters, to politicians, to candidates to public office, and to concerned citizens.
What other book might you compare Reign of Error to and why?
I compare it to books that inform the reader with substantive facts and with intellectual stimulating analyses, no matter what the book is about. "Confessions of a Bad Teacher", "The Sociopath Next Door" are two examples.
Which scene was your favorite?
Everything chapter, every piece of information was relevant and helped make the case to the thesis of the book.
Any additional comments?
A must read.
The Powerfully Confident Woman
- How to Love Yourself First
- By: Craig Beck
- Narrated by: Craig Beck
- Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
World-renowned confidence coach Craig Beck shows you how to quickly develop powerful new beliefs about who you are and what you deserve. Imagine how much better your life is going to be when you have unshakable belief in yourself, pure self-confidence!
Craig Beck is addicting
- By beth johnson on 01-30-18
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would change the title of this book to: "Jolted Down Ideas About Shallow-Western-Young Males' Insecurities".
The author doesn't show any insight on women's issues, insecurities, or general aspirations. Most of his examples are of himself, or things that most women do not relate to; like judo martial arts as one example. The only situation that could come close to women's insecurities was the mentioning about physical appearance: his daughter's school friends calling her fat and ugly. Even though, the context in which this example was used was for illustrating a point of minimum relevance to the main point.Occasionally, he'd insert the overly repeated hypothesis of women being afraid of being rejected by "a hot guy". This book lacks depth and empathy. It was irritating to be waiting chapter after chapter for substance that was never delivered.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Have you listened to any of Craig Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No. This is my first time. I am afraid to give him another chance and risk being bored out of my skull.
Could you see The Powerfully Confident Woman being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No. I am 99.9% certain that nothing will come out of this book.
Any additional comments?
Why and how in the world this book got its title?
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