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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
Author: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780394758435
ISBN 10: 394758439
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1988-04-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $15.95

In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.

John Gross

It makes fascinating reading, particularly when we bear in mind that, apart from a number of scientific items (included, somewhat inconsistently, in an effort to improve things), it is an attempt to establish what all culturally literate Americans actually know, not what they ought to know. . . . Mr. Hirsch's proposal merits serious consideration. -- New York Times