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Teaching Johnny to Think

Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins

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Dr. Peikoff makes a compelling case for a rational system of education by contrasting three approaches to philosophy and the different educational alternatives they propose to replace our present system. He translates the usual abstract discussions in this field into material easily comprehensible to the listener. In the process, he defines a proper methodology and curriculum that will produce thinking high school graduates confident of their ability to achieve their goals.

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  • AMeador1
  • 23-10-19

Excellent blueprint for thinking educators

This is a good blueprint structure to follow for giving and getting a real education steeped in cognitive thinking. It is a process that must be applied as early as possible. It is a different approach being used and taught to our educators - but it should be the core. My wife is a math and science teacher and almost everything in this book we not only agree with but have been saying for years. When she constantly gets high school student with credit for what is now called Math 1 and Math 2 (a hodgepodge of Algebra, Geometry, etc) - that are incapable of 3rd grade math skills like multiplication and division - it is maddening! Or when she has to spend weeks reviewing basic math skills before she can even begin teaching science topics that are dependent on them having that knowledge - it's maddening! Complete and obvious failure of the steps leading up to when she gets them. But what does the administration push: do whatever it takes to get them to pass the class and move forward - and not in an actual educational way. It is absurd the level of incompetence of many of the teaching staff, the administration, the county/state/federal school boards, etc... Looking at this from the inside, it is scary as to what things will look like in another 20 years. Our kids are not receiving an education - a top to bottom indoctrination into collectivism is the main goal - front and center. It's a shame we did not come across this book much earlier. Worth the read and wish there were some of the suggested "education" classes he proposes in practice.

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  • Jack Frasier
  • 26-09-19

excellent breakdown of the failures of kid jail

perfectly enumerated in all the failings of "education" and many ideas on how to change the future of our children and society.

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  • Jason Swokins
  • 23-05-20

A must read for any parent.

A must read for any parent. I just wish there were schools out there that didn't teach collectivism in one for or another