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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
Ten years ago, a phonics guru told me that a reading program without cursive is inferior.
He said that mastering cursive accelerates the learning of the letters, which is the critical first step for phonics.
Since that time I've become fascinated by the education establishment's weird hostility to cursive. After all, what is cursive getting in the way of? Not much is being taught in our schools.
I believe that cursive is much more valuable…Continue
There is a lot of craziness in the public schools. For example, bogus theories and defective methods.
One question always simmering under the surface is: do teachers realize what they are doing to the children?
In an article on reading, I encountered a startling quote by a teacher who does feel guilty. Unpleasant but perhaps it's helpful.…Continue
From the beginning of the Russian Revolution, the Communist Party devoted vast resources and brainpower to creating the best possible advertising, public relations, marketing, propaganda, and outright lies.
The Russian Revolution was hanging in the balance for years. Probably their superior marketing kept them going. Lenin, the great orator, believed in aggressive…Continue
The weirdest event in American history Is the elimination of phonics and the introduction of an unworkable method known as Whole Word.
This happened in 1931. Flesch explained the whole fraud in 1955. But here we are sixty years later still wallowing in this swamp.
Illiteracy Is the biggest problem in our schools. It's also the easiest to fix. Eliminate sight-words. Restore…Continue