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The Star-Nosed Mole is my poster boy for K-12. (See article.)
There are too many dysfunctional and dishonest methods in our public schools. The people who design these things – this is my conclusion--do not intend them to work in the claimed manner. Rather, they are intended to create mediocrity and muddled thinking. What else can you decide when you look at Common Core Math?. What else can you think when you consider that Sight-words are a terrible…Continue
Most classes, in American K-12, are jumbles. It’s hard for anyone to tell whether something useful is going on there or not. What is being taught? Are children learning or just chattering about learning?
Meanwhile, language classes are traditionally transparent. You know exactly what’s going on in the class. And this simple clarity is still a hallmark of language classes.…Continue
Public schools tend to make their students passive. I also note that parents, etc. are passive. The K-12 system is such a successful leviathan, it just squeezes the life out of everybody.
If you’ve ever had these thoughts and would like some support, read on.
A new article titled “Memo to K-12…Continue
This is truly the overarching fight of the last 100 years. And the easiest way to understand everything that has happened to K-12.
Maria Montessori started off working with learning-disabled children. She believed in working with children as she found them and making them better. It does not matter if you like or dislike any particular feature or method that she used. She was trying to liberate the child’s…Continue