the language police

“It’s difficult to exaggerate the importance of this book. Whether “The Language Police” will turn out to be one of those rare books that actually influence the way we live — Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe at Any Speed” — remains to be seen, but surely one must pray that it does. Meticulously researched and forcefully argued, it makes appallingly plain that the textbooks American schoolchildren read and the tests that measure their academic progress have been corrupted by a bizarre de facto alliance of the far left and the far right.”
Read the rest of Jonathan Yardley’s review of The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn.

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