Bruce Deitrick Price
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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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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
Jan 21
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Can anyone think critically about critical thinking?

To start with, the phrase "critical thinking" is unnecessary. Thinking is quite sufficient. Can anybody's students do that anymore?Well, color me cynical. But I think the public schools started yammering about Critical Thinking exactly at the time they decided not to bother with it anymore.If you teach arithmetic with Common Core, you're going to get confused students. After all, they're taught that a wrong answer is okay if the kid can make a good case for it.If you teach reading with…See More
Jan 15
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Ignorance makes the world safe for totalitarianism

The public schools seem determined to become ever more dumbed-down. Where does this go?As I collect examples of how ignorant our high school and college students have become, I can't help thinking: this story cannot have a happy ending.If young people know nothing about the country's past, why would they be interested in the country? Why would they want to defend it?Also, we have to wonder what the motive is of the Education Establishment. These people particularly hate geography and history.…See More
Jan 3
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Easiest way to understand the Reading Wars -- meet Sue Dickson

Sue Dickson was first an elementary-school teacher and then a reading advocate. Her long career connects all the dots in this countriy's biggest educational mystery: why so much illiteracy and dyslexia?Reading time: less than five minutes. Then you'll know!"K-12: meet Sue Dickson, a hero of American Literacy"…See More
Dec 5, 2018
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Improving K-12 should be everyone's main goal.

My book explains our decline and what needs to be done now.This book is a good inexpensive gift for every educated American. (Take care of your whole list quickly.)See Five Reasons Why "Saving K 12" is the Perfect Gift for Everyone, a short piece on LinkedIn..  …See More
Nov 26, 2018
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Six Easy Steps to Education Reform

Call me cynical but I am sure our Education Establishment expends tremendous thought and money on making education seem complex (i.e., something that ordinarily people can never understand).And if that's the case, reform of this monster is out of the question. Give up, that's the message.-----------------------Ignore all this propaganda. The stuff they teach in elementary schools is called elementary because it is! Hey, these are things any five-year-old can understand. Reading, arithmetic, the…See More
Nov 19, 2018
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N. Y. Times Endorses Phonics...Must Read!!!

Surprising news. Times ran big research article titled: "Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?"Stop messing around....phonics is the only game in town....that's what the Times said.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/opinion/sunday/phonics-teaching-reading-wrong-way.html----This is wonderful news. Why they did it now, I don't know. Why didn't they do it 25 or 50 years ago, thats my…See More
Nov 5, 2018
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An Educator Admits Her Mistakes -- Expose

Three-minute animation tells you everything you need to knowabout why our public schools are mediocre.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Chjlzn8ByQ&t=17sEdwina Educator ---------------------------I created this video years ago using…See More
Oct 27, 2018
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K-12 is too often a Museum of the Bizarre and Absurd

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 way to teach reading? Okay, an article like…See More
Oct 16, 2018
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Proposed: French Class as a perfect model for schools generally

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.Everything else is blurred, thanks to an Education Establishment that feels safer that way. Who can judge them if nobody can…See More
Sep 20, 2018
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Memo to K-12 students: resistance is USEFUL

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 students: Resist” is getting a good response. I think people want to at least hear the other side articulated.…See More
Sep 12, 2018
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Maria Montessori vs. John Dewey (Real education vs. fake education)

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 full intellectual capability. That's the spirit we need in all of our schools, call it by…See More
Sep 8, 2018
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Socialism, Venezuela, and Education

Venezuela should be one of the richest, most successful countries in the world.    K-12 in the US should be one of the richest, most successful school systems in the world....Ideology gets in the way sometimes.K-12: Parallels with Venezuela…See More
Aug 14, 2018
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Teaching Something Is Better Than Teaching Nothing

I’m going to do this very briefly but this is one of the biggest topics possible. It deserves a whole book.I submit to you that Progressive education believes in teaching attitudes, opinions, and feelings. Progressive education does not give a damn if children learn a fact or not.As you feel this opinion triumphing in one school after another, you will probably have a desolate feeling, a barren Antarctic feeling. A brain without any facts in it is a very sad and pathetic sort of hell.Geography…See More
Jul 24, 2018
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Have you considered the possibility of subversion?

I think that anyone who studies education for a while will decide that there are two possibilities, the people in charge are horribly incompetent, or the people in charge are subversives.At this time, most people understand that we have subversives in our FBI, of all places. If there, then anywhere.This new article (which I titled K-12: Inside Job but American Thinker retitled K-12: An Insidious Inside Job, which I frankly don’t think is better) looks at the possibility of traitors and betrayal…See More
Jul 18, 2018

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
Author of eight books, poet, artist, education reformer. Founded Improve-Education.org in 2005. Have 400 education articles and videos on internet. (YouTube Videos just passed 2.5 million views.)

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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How teachers talk about Sight-Words

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Can anyone think critically about critical thinking?

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

To start with, the phrase "critical thinking" is unnecessary. Thinking is quite sufficient. Can anybody's students do that anymore?

Well, color me cynical. But I think the public schools started yammering about Critical Thinking exactly at the time they decided not to bother with it anymore.

If you teach arithmetic with Common Core, you're going to get…

Continue

Ignorance makes the world safe for totalitarianism

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The public schools seem determined to become ever more dumbed-down. Where does this go?

As I collect examples of how ignorant our high school and college students have become, I can't help thinking: this story cannot have a happy ending.

If young people know nothing about the country's past, why would they be…

Continue

Easiest way to understand the Reading Wars -- meet Sue Dickson

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Sue Dickson was first an elementary-school teacher and then a reading advocate. Her long career connects all the dots in this countriy's biggest educational mystery: why so much illiteracy and dyslexia?

Reading time: less than five minutes. Then you'll know!

"K-12: meet Sue Dickson, a hero of…

Continue

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