Page 37 Epigraph source, "Public relations" should read "public relations"
Page 38 Paragraph 5, lines 3 and 4, now read: Certain writings of Alexander Inglis carry a hint of schooling's role in this ultimately successful project to curb the tendency of little people to compete with big companies.
Page 41 Footnote 2, now reads: A fuller discussion of Bloom and the other documents mentioned here, plus much more, is available in the writings of Beverly Eakman, a Department of Justice employee, particularly her book, The Cloning of the American Mind (1998).
Page 42 Line 5, "descendent" should be "descendant"
Page 48 Line 2, Inaugural" should be "inaugural"
Page 51 Paragraph 6, line 4, "bowlderized" should read "bowdlerized"
Page 52 Last paragraph, line 3, delete "Everyone was literate, rich and poor alike. In" and insert a new opening for next sentence in line 4 as follows: "According to the Connecticut census of 1849, only one citizen out of every 579 was illiterate,"
Footnote 1 should now read: The discussion here is based on Regna Lee Wood's work as printed in Chester Finn and Diane Ravitch's Network News and Views (and reprinted many other places). Together with other statistical indictments, from the National Adult Literacy Survey, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and a host of other credible sources, it provides chilling evidence of the disastrous turn in reading methodology. But in a larger sense the author urges every reader to trust personal judgment over "numerical" evidence, whatever the source. During the writer's 30-year classroom experience, the decline in student ability to comprehend difficult text was marked, while the ability to extract and parrot "information" in the form of "facts" was much less affected. This is a product of deliberate pedagogy, to what is the burden of my essay. Footnote 2, "Census of 1840." is now deleted.
Page 53 Footnote 3 is now renumbered as 2
Page 54 Paragraph 3, lines 6 and 7, "if, in, is, it, have, he, home," now reads as "have, he, home, if, in, is it,"
Footnote 4 is now renumbered as 3
Page 56 Footnote 5 is now renumbered as 4
Page 58 Under heading "False Premises", paragraph 1, line 2, "1906" should read "1901"
The indented quote is now incorporated within the paragraph, and more text has been added, so it now reads: The religious purpose of modem schooling was announced clearly by the legendary University of Wisconsin sociologist Edward A. Ross in 1901 in his famous book, Social Control. Your librarian should be able to locate a copy for you without much trouble. In it Ed Ross wrote these words for his prominent following: "Plans are underway to replace community, family, and church with propaganda, education, and mass media...the State shakes loose from Church, reaches out to School... People are only little plastic lumps of human dough." Social Control revolutionized the discipline of sociology and had powerful effects on the other human sciences: in social science it guided the direction of political science, economics, and psychology; in biology it influenced genetics, eugenics, and psychobiology. It played a critical role in the conception and design of molecular biology.
Page 62 Footnote 6 is now renumbered as 5
Page 63 Footnote, paragraph 1, line 4, "its only" should read "it's only"
Footnote 7 is now renumbered as 6
Page 70 Footnote 8 is now renumbered as 7
Page 72 Footnote 9 is now renumbered as 8