Reading the book gave me the impression I was waking up from a Matrix like existence. There were many Aha! moments when what I intuitively felt as a Catholic was explained concretely. The book needs to be reread and digested, because I cannot look at my children's education the same way anymore.
The book relates the history of the Catholic Church in America, to show us how we ended up where we are today.
The author heavily uses references to Church Documents to support his position, showing that it is not his personal opinion being expressed, but the Wisdom of the 2000 year old Catholic Church being made clear (to me, for the first time).
Designed to Fail: Catholic Education in America