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January 28, 1997 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
E.D. Hirsch Jr. once was the boogeyman of public education. Although conservatives embraced him, liberals--meaning most of the mainstream education world--considered him a Neanderthal, a pedagogue, an elitist. They bashed his 1987 book, "Cultural Literacy," as a Eurocentric tract that would have students reading about dead white males and conjugating verbs in Latin. They sneered at his next bestseller, the "Dictionary of Cultural Literacy," as a boon mainly for enthusiasts of Trivial Pursuit.
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January 28, 1997 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
E.D. Hirsch Jr. once was the boogeyman of public education. Although conservatives embraced him, liberals--meaning most of the mainstream education world--considered him a Neanderthal, a pedagogue, an elitist. They bashed his 1987 book, "Cultural Literacy," as a Eurocentric tract that would have students reading about dead white males and conjugating verbs in Latin. They sneered at his next bestseller, the "Dictionary of Cultural Literacy," as a boon mainly for enthusiasts of Trivial Pursuit.
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