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  1. 6.2 hrs • 5/6/2014 • Unabridged

    The #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail. Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and local governments—not the federal one. It’s not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself into public education over the years, the worse our kids have fared. Washington dangles millions of dollars in front of states and then tells them what they have to do to get it. It’s backdoor nationalization of education—and it’s leading us to ruin. In Conform, Glenn Beck presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it’s not more money our schools need—it’s a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who want to protect the status quo:Critics of the current system are just teacher bashersTeachers’ unions put kids firstHomeschooled kids suffer both academically and sociallyLocal control is an excuse to protect mediocrityCommon Core is rigorous and state ledCritics of Common Core are just conspiracy theoristsElementary school teachers need tenureWe can’t reform schools until we eradicate povertySchool choice takes money away from public schoolsCharter schools perform poorly relative to public schools There is no issue more important to America’s future than education. The fact that we’ve yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable. We are failing ourselves, our children, and our country. Conform gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the commonsense principles of choice, freedom, and accountability.

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    Conform

    6.2 hrs • 5/6/14 • Unabridged
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  2. 10.4 hrs • 12/19/2011 • Unabridged

    In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting discussions with young people and the adults who work with them, Wagner also explains the ways in which today’s generation is differently motivated to excel. A manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-listen for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential.

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    The Global Achievement Gap

    10.4 hrs • 12/19/11 • Unabridged
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