I have more to comment on this book however I have loaned it out and am waiting for it to come back so I can read all my notes. Here is a partial review.
I liked her concise chapters and I liked her section at the end of each chapter on what parents can do to help remedy the situation. I liked chapter 11 very much and would have put this one more toward the begining.
I agree with her on many opinions except one major opinion. She is of the opinion that the schools can be changed and ask that good natured Christians continue to fuel the fire of false gods by putting their children into public schools. On this matter I wholeheartedly disagree with her and choose a secular,more realistic, point of view by a renown teacher John Taylor Gatto when he says that the only way to stop this machine is to rob it of victims. Bravo Mr. Gatto. Please inform Beverly LaHaye of your book, DUMBING US DOWN, and what was done to me, and may we let her and others know that the system is corrupt and when they put their innocent lambs into this building they are in essence condemening them to a hell-on-earth experience. Wake up parents of America! Get smart and take your kids out of public schools, unless ofcourse you dont care if they forsake G-dly principles and moral wisdom. The children today lack understanding, despite having all the worldly knowledge bestowed upon their hearts and minds, are the more victim than victor for having been educated by the evil empire known as public schools. Harsh....you dont knwo what harsh is unless youve attended a public school in Calfifornia. Wow! dont mean to sound so negative when so much good is happening outside the public school arena. Sooo much good when you dont settle for "just ok" education.