The Knowledge Deficit

The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

The Knowledge Deficit illuminates an issue in education -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In book, the education critic, activist, and author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. This book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to understand what they read.


- adapted and revised from publisher


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