America At Risk

How Schools Undermine Our Country's Core Values




Daniel Greenberg
This is a knock-your-socks-off groundbreaking treatise that is of interest to every thinking adult, and certainly every thinking educator. The author has spent the last 50 years working to establish the most innovative school in the world. His background includes a Ph.D., and work as a Professor of history of science.
Sometimes, the core values of a culture come to be expressed in a brief burst of monumental creativity – in what historically can only be considered “the twinkling of an eye”. That is how it was with American culture, when the Founding Fathers, in the Declaration of Independence, promulgated a set of principles for the organization of a nation encompassing a widely diverse group of citizens seeking to live in a totally new manner.
During the last generation, there has been a steady drift away from these core values. This book explains the part schools have played in this process, and the essential step that must be taken to restore the position of our core values to their original place, at the center of America’s unique culture.