Keys to Success in School (SIGNED)

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Nason, Leslie J., Professor of Education / University of California

Published by Public Affairs Press, Washington, D.C. (1963)

Used Hardcover Signed

US $12.50

About this Item: Public Affairs Press, Washington, D.C., 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Will close its own text block; “Good-plus” with noticeable rub to all corners, many small ink marks to the “Foreword” only, and a small pattern of indented dots to top corners of the first three sheets. No dust jacket.

“During my teaching career, I have known many . . . men and women with fabulously high IQs who just could not buckle down and do schoolwork,” the author expounds. “They would up in mediocre jobs . . . The danger signal appear early. Donald, 6, has an IQ of 150. . . . Donald taught himself to read and write at home. He learned to read maps; he learned geography; he explored compasses and clocks. He hates to leave these interests and go to school. He never completes projects in school. He does not conform to the basic routines of school life. . . . He prefers creation to routine. Donald is headed for disaster. He lacks self discipline. He has not learned to do things because they have to be done. If he is left to his own devices, he will not reach high school or college.”

First, this is untrue on two counts: 1) Donald will not be set free at age 12; he will be doped up on Ritalin or Luvox and herded into high school under threat of force, earning tax dollars for his masters merely by warming the seat with his butt, no matter how he resists, and 2) College dropout Steve Jobs doesn’t seem to have settled for a “mediocre job,” any more than did the “uneducable retard” Thomas Alva Edison.

While the schooling institution tries desperately to convince those who can’t or won’t “buckle down and do schoolwork” that they will always be dismissed as dummies, your cataloguer spent decades hiring newsroom employees to work in daily and weekly newsrooms all over the country, and soon learned to give preference to English-speakers who were educated in Singapore, Korea, England, anywhere BUT America’s tax-funded Ignorance Camps. (At least the foreign-raised know some history. At least they can spell.)

Even though the author admits “America needs geniuses now as never before,” it’s clear that no budding Washington, Jefferson, Franklin or Edison (none of whom attended any school for more than a few years, and none of whom other than Edison was subjected to government-union-controlled, coercion-based schooling as we now know it) is going to escape “un-neutered” from the clutches of this demented troll and the “professionalized” institution she represents.

No, this despicable warden of the young and the innocent and her entire profession are going to grind them down until they shuffle with their heads down to the sound of the bells, till they conform to “the basic routines of school life,” reciting memorized half-truths and outright lies (“Abraham Lincoln was a champion of freedom!” — ) and never undertaking any project that requires longer than 54 minutes — even if it means they never have another creative idea as long as they live!

129 pp. on how to get your previously happy and brilliant child to “fit into” and “succeed at” the most mind-numbing, culturally suicidal institution ever to cost any nation a trillion dollars: the tax-funded, compulsion-based American government “school.”

Is it the job of the schools to liberate the creative genius of a freedom-loving, entrepreneurial people . . . or is it the task of the people to conform themselves from the days of their impressionable youth to the bureaucratic convenience of the world’s largest and most expensive unionized “jobs” program — designed by the disciples of Horace Mann on the Prussian model precisely to neuter our children into shuffling, obedient, cow-like soldiers and socialist factory workers?

Inscribed and signed diagonally in blue ink to the FFE “Leslie J. Nason.” Happily reduced from $20. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004349

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