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Some days, when I think I'm clever to see that the people controlling our public schools are very disingenuous, I'm reminded once again that the brilliant H L Mencken got there first, and almost a century ahead of me.
So this article is a twofer. First, what K-12 is really all about and has been for a very long time.…Continue
Constructivism is one of the most all-encompassing theories ever created. It does all things for all people. For children, it constructs new knowledge.
In practical terms, it forbids teaching. Teachers must be passive facilitators. (The reasoning is that if a teacher tells something directly to students, the students can no longer create their own new knowledge. It's already been done for them. And that's…Continue
I venture to say this is an important article. Please read.
Only 850 words. But it will take you into the real story behind what's been happening to K-12 for the last hundred years. Namely, lots of people worked to degrade our school system. They did this for ideological reasons--quietly, secretly, furtively, and very effectively.
We can't fix the situation and turn it around until more people…Continue
By now, it's almost a 90-year conspiracy.
That's the one where they dumped phonics around 1930 and made little children memorize sight-words, thereby creating lots and lots of problems. For example, 50 million functional illiterates and 1 million dyslexics.
The only way you could pull off a brain-dead conspiracy…Continue