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Bottom line, for the last hundred years, American history has been moving on two levels.
The one we can see where despite…Continue
Imagine the German retreat after Stalingrad. A thousand-mile front moving steadily backwards toward Germany. Very painful for the Germans but bliss for the rest of the world.
Similarly, developments this past year point to phonics finally defeating a fake pedagogy known as sight-words, Whole Word, balanced literacy, Dolch words, high-frequency words, all the same…Continue
"I dare not tell a lie..."
--attributed to George Washington
It's a long fall from there to rampant cheating, lying, dishonesty. All are epidemic throughout our society.
CNN lies all day. The truth is not reported in our newspapers. Facts are not reliably taught in our…Continue
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