Your Teacher Said What?!: Trying to Raise a Fifth Grade Capitalist in Obama's America
CNBC anchor Joe Kernen rebels against the liberal brainwashing of his young daughter by the mainstream media and educational establishment.
Every morning on CNBC's top-rated show Squawk Box, Joe Kernen asks tough questions. And at home he does the same with his ten-year- old daughter, Blake. What are you learning in school? What TV shows do you like? What message did you...more
It wasn't horrible in terms of readability, but it wasn't well written. It was choppy, didn't really argue it's points, had arguments that were at best difficult to follow, and more typically were simply absent. (Presumably, this is because the audience is supposed to have accepted them already.) It jumped around - it could have been a much more coherent book if the editor had insisted that there be some internal structure. But this is the least of my ...more
As a parent with a child in the public school system, I found this a book a wonderful read. I've pretty much got a handle on the topics here but Joe Kernen breaks it down in a very easy to understand manner for any level. Blake's questions and ideas are very thought provoking and it really does show you just how a child's brain works. As adults, we are trapped within our own mind and seldom think on a lower level. We take for granted our knowled ...more
To be sure, the author has a point of view. Its anti-socialism, pro-free markets (which is fine with me because I agree with that position). But even if you don't agree with his outlook, you'll still appreciate this book. It wa ...more
I learned a lot about free-market economies and how they're supposed to work. I also learned a lot about how Progressives try to stop the free market economy. Progressives want government to control everything. The rest of us, well, don't.
There are plenty of clear explanations of how the American economy works ...more
This book would make for interesting discussion with our children, even teen-agers. What he says is mostly true. Whether you think it matters or not depends on your point of view.
This is what I assumed when I read the title and description for Your Teacher Said What?! Unfortunately this is not the case and Kernen does not have the unique contrarian mind of Landsburg. While every once in a great while teachers are brought u ...more
Although I hadn’t heard him on-air, Joe Kernen is co-anchor of CNBC’s top-rated morning show, “Squawk Box.”
Frankly, I was disappointed; this book doesn’t live up to its promise. Although Joe Kernen does a good job of defending the free market system, a lot of the attacks come from other sources—the movie industry, the li ...more
A detailed, well written treatise on all the different ways that our kids hear about the downsides of capitalism, some solid ammunition to go against those, some good comparisons of the two sides of American mass media (hard core left and moder ...more