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Cursive should be in the Core

Started Dec 27, 2016 0 Replies

 Common Core tried to drop cursive and phonics. For me these are signs that Common Core had lost its way from the beginning. I want to present a case for cursive. It has a lot of benefits that most…Continue

 

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Why are our public schools so inefficient and dysfunctional???

A quick way to understand why K-12 schools are such a mess.Consider where we were in 1853. "Per Siljestromm, a Swedish visitor, wrote, 'In no country in the world is the taste for reading so diffuse as among the common people in America.'"And we have gone from there to 50 million functional illiterates."K-12:  Red Ed"https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/k12_red_ed.htmlOnly a really trusting person could…See More
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Education Establishment viewed as Parasites

In West Virginia, in August, we would see these fairly large caterpillars on the trees, half-covered by little white things. We thought the white things were eggs, put there by a wasp. Turns out that the eggs are injected earlier, and the white things are larvae emerging.In any case, the baby wasps feed on the catapillar and finally kill it. The most grisly part of the story is that the wasp injects toxins so that the caterpillar cooperates in its destruction.Charles Darwin thought this was a…See More
May 22
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The Internet informs. The media and the schools do not. Who wins this battle?

WIRED had a huge article about the digital visionaries who think that true democracy will emerge on the Internet.Oh really? Even as our school system and our mainstream media have stopped doing their jobs?If people know almost nothing about the world, how can they have an intelligent conversation about the day's trivia?This is actually a big drama. We are all inside of it.Here's a quick summary of a phenomenon that WIRED thought was worth 10,000 words, more or less.…See More
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Bill Gates and Common Core -- WHAT HAPPENED?

Progressive education continues to metastasize in weird and dangerous ways. Even Bill Gates is not safe.The problem from the beginning (I.e. John Dewey) is that our Education Establishment was generally anti-academic, anti-American, and anti-achievement. To reach their goals, our professors of education would pretend to believe even the nuttiest theories and methods. Most recently, that meant embracing Common Core, which was just a grab bag of…See More
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Public School Chaos -- Inevitable? Or indulged?

"PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM CREATES MILLIONS OF LITTLE MONSTERS"Who is helped by a permissive school environment? Certainly not the teachers. They are frazzled and on the way to being burned out.What about the students themselves? Is there Progressive theory which argues that children should be allowed to run wild? That punishment is always inappropriate? That too much discipline is bad for children?K-12 today is a lot like New York City under Mayor Dinkins. Everything was going to hell. Then came…See More
Apr 2
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Why is education reform so difficult???

Probably nothing else in American society is so difficult to change. Why is that?BRIEF MEMOabout the two big obstaclesblocking education reformDuring the past year, I've thought a lot about this question. In some curious way, public education is ossified. The short answer is that our Education Establishment wants everything the way it wants it. These people hang on to all their worst ideas.QED: No reform admitted. Go away and come back some other decade.If you want to improve education, you…See More
Mar 26
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Meet Albert Lynd--one of education's great heroes

Lynd wrote a wonderfully insolent book in 1950 titled "Quackery in the public schools."That's about 70 years ago. He nailed everything ahead of his time and it's still hot news.The book is too expensive now, but here's my review: https://www.amazon.com/Quackery-Public-Schools-Albert-Lynd/dp/B001KF51LM#customerReviewsOr read this piece on American Thinker called K-12: Quacks Rule which…See More
Mar 19
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Is there anything good about Common Core?

Yes, it's funny, you know, like when a man flips on a banana peel and breaks his leg.Apparently, the people who foisted this thing on us think it's all very serious. They see themselves somewhat in the religion business. Their job is to write new liturgies. Now that's funny.Here's something you may not know. A lot of people on the Internet compare Common Core to Abbott and Costello. Because they're all absurd. Have you seen the little bit called "Loan Me 50 cents." The other guy says I've only…See More
Mar 6
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What Happened to Our Public Schools?

The question is, WHAT happened to our public schools? Anyone can see they are weirdly inefficient and not delivering what our society needs. Please note that...
Feb 20
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Is There Too Much Deception In K-12 ???

Siegfried Englemann just died. For me he was a great man because he tried to tell the truth. My impression of the Education Establishment is that it rarely tries to tell the truth. Trying to dramatize this perspective, I thought of the fascinating story related in the Spielberg movie 1941. To hide the aircraft factories in California, set designers and carpenters went to work building an entire city directly above the factories.The people in this photo are real but everything else is a prop. In…See More
Feb 19
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How teachers talk about Sight-Words

We have 50 million functional illiterates. Two questions emerge. What technique was used to accomplish this destruction? And how was the Education Establishment able to conceal the whole operation?Sight-words were used to undermine literacy.As for concealment, the main part of the secret is dense, unfriendly jargon. People talk a lot but almost nobody knows what's going on.http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bprice/190117See More
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Author of eight books, poet, artist, education reformer. Founded Improve-Education.org in 2005. Have 500 education articles and videos on internet. (YouTube videos just passed 3 million views.) Author of "Saving K-12 --- What happened to our public schools. How do we fix them?" (Probably the best quick but comprehensive explanation of what went wrong.)

Specialty is explaining bogus theories and methods commonly found in public schools. My goal is to help the school system reform itself. Another goal is to help parents protect their children against harmful pedagogy.

Twitter name is @educatt

Literary site is Lit4u.com
What is your present job title?
Consultant
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

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Why are our public schools so inefficient and dysfunctional???

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

A quick way to understand why K-12 schools are such a mess.

Consider where we were in 1853. "Per Siljestromm, a Swedish visitor, wrote, 'In no country in the world is the taste for reading so diffuse as among the common people in America.'"

And we have gone from there to 50 million functional illiterates.

"K-12:  Red…

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Education Establishment viewed as Parasites

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

In West Virginia, in August, we would see these fairly large caterpillars on the trees, half-covered by little white things. We thought the white things were eggs, put there by a wasp. Turns out that the eggs are injected earlier, and the white things are larvae emerging.

In any case, the baby wasps feed on the catapillar and finally kill it. The most grisly part of the story is that the wasp injects…

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Simple Instruction vs. Difficult Instruction

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Which is better? Simple.

Which does our Education Establishment prefer? Diffcult.

And there you have it, a complete explanation of why American public schools are in decline.

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This is…

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The Internet informs. The media and the schools do not. Who wins this battle?

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

WIRED had a huge article about the digital visionaries who think that true democracy will emerge on the Internet.

Oh really? Even as our school system and our mainstream media have stopped doing their jobs?

If people know almost nothing about the world, how can they have an intelligent conversation about the day's trivia?…

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