Submitter: I cannot find any reason to keep this in my high school library, even though it is in excellent condition. I feel like the identical front and back cover are meant to eliminate the non-gifted from being able to open the book.
Woefully outdated information:
p. 111 “Keep carbons of all letters you write.“
P. 26 “Don’t sign up for ‘Band’ or ‘Driver Education.’”
P. 33 Statistics about the projected growth in the field of technology through 1995 are completely useless.
P. 97 I hope that the “Directory of Organizations Interested in the Handicapped” has been named.
P. 24 If your parents are not understanding and supportive, perhaps because of naivete…”
P. 29 “Buildings teach.” I guess we don’t need teachers after all.
P. 91 I don’t really understand how the photo shows the “examination strain” of the students pictured. – Maybe I am too naive to understand.
Holly: Why on earth would this book suggest you not sign up for band or driver education?? What if you’re gifted in music? (Or driving, if that’s a thing people are gifted in. I can tell you it’s a thing people are UN-gifted at…but I digress.) Most career books from 1985 can be weeded out of high school libraries, but this should be at the top of the pile for all the reasons Submitter listed.
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