Academic journal article et Cetera

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

Academic journal article et Cetera

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

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Marl Bauerline. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2009.

Mark Bauerline argues that the "digital revolution" of the last 25 years has led to a nation (the United States) that lacks substantive knowledge of math, science, history, English, and foreign languages. He further maintains that not only are today's young people weak academically, but also they do not use their leisure time productively. Instead they fritter it away surfing the Internet, blogging, texting and tweeting each other, watching TV, and playing interactive video games. To make matters worse, many of their mentors, who in Bauerline's view should be inspiring young people to read books and thinking about what's in them, are encouraging the young folks to become e-literate, which is making them in lots of ways illiterate.

Bauerline backs his assertions up with tons of data garnered from government and university studies. Some ofthat research indicate that Generation M (the Millennials) spends 6-8 hours a day in front of TV, cell phone, and computer screens. …

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