Foreword by Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico What has gone wrong for America and what can we do about it? A precarious economy, the risk of global environmental catastrophe, a worldwide struggle over fossil fuel supplies, continuing threats from terrorists—these are just some of the... read more
Preface: Growing Up in America
PART I: THE DIAGNOSIS
1. If You See Something, Say Something
2. Ignoring Our Problems
3. Ignoring Our History
PART II: THE EDUCATION CHALLENGE
4. Up in the Air
5. Help Wanted
6. Homework x 2 = The American Dream
7. Average Is Over
PART III: THE WAR ON MATH AND PHYSICS
8. "This Is Our Due"
9. The War on Math (and the Future)
10. The War on Physics and Other Good Things
PART IV: POLITICAL FAILURE
11. The Terrible Twos
12. "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It"
PART V: REDISCOVERING AMERICA
14. They Just Didn't Get the Word
15. Shock Therapy
16. Rediscovering America
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