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The headline is totally counterintuitive....yes, I know that.The longer I've studied education, the more I was shocked by how destructive most theories and methods are.It's a lot like going to a…Continue
Normally, teachers feel forced to defend their institutions. They don't speak very candidly.
But Quora found a way to obtain more honest reactions. Someone asked the question: What are the most appalling things about today's students?
It all comes down to this simple question. If we had smart, sincere people running our public schools, could students end up so illiterate, so clueless about math, and so ignorant about general subjects???
Are you kidding? it's not remotely possible.
Well, that's my take. I think you have to work backward and decide these people are not smart and not sincere. They…Continue
Many people agree that 1984 is a book everyone should read. Especially so now that Democrats talk about Communism in favorable ways, and so do some students.
The problem is that 1984 is a very traumatic book for many people. I used to think it would be too much for teenagers. But now that kids know so little, I changed my mind. The other problem is that many teenagers cannot read an…Continue
After sight-word phoniness, Constructivism is the biggest fraud in American K-12.
Constructivism dominates and perverts education from K to 12.
Now the fun part. Try to find anyone in K-12 who can explain the problem. The Education Establishment is good at murkiness and mystery. Teachers are made to use methods they cannot…Continue