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Student centered? What's all this about?

Started Sep 15 0 Replies

The whole school system, almost any school system, is there for the students. But that was not enough for the Education Establishment. They had to use the kids as leverage to destroy what was left of…Continue

Tags: centered, ignorance, back2school, learner, traditional

K-12 is a war against children

Started Jan 12, 2020 0 Replies

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

Tags: common, core, illiteracy, socialism, dumbing

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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Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

Why was Ken Robinson such a phenom?

Our education establishment is constantly telling us that some new gimmick is a new plateau, a new level for education.Robinson died recently and there were a lot of articles about him, many of them negative. I was surprised as the press on him was enthusiastic for many years.So here's a short introduction to why I was always suspicious of him, and why some other people were negative. This story tells us a lot about the entire field of K-12 education.…See More
Oct 7
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

Socialism versus Education. Guess who loses.

Starting with John Dewey, our Education Establishment tended to think of education as primarily social engineering.In other words, their goal was dumbing down but for all the right reasons. Even if you agree with a socialist agenda, is it good to do all this in secrecy?We need a lot more open discussion of what's going on in our schools. There is a lot of deliberate dumbing down. And you can't stop this process unless you understand how the other side thinks.Episode 14 of my podcast…See More
Oct 1
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

How do we save K-12?

There are always the same two steps, first one and then the other. Identify the illness. Cure the illness.There are so many symptoms of pathology. It's no good to pretend otherwise. Illness can't be cured until everyone understands that there is an illness. Short podcast (about 10 minutes) explains what went wrong.If you are mainly concerned with protecting the…See More
Sep 25
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Student centered? What's all this about?

The whole school system, almost any school system, is there for the students. But that was not enough for the Education Establishment. They had to use the kids as leverage to destroy what was left of traditional education. I admit I'm always suspicious of fads and jargon. For example, student centered.As years have passed, I'm more comfortable with my suspicions. Elite educators use these gimmicks  to push everything else out of their way.Anyway, that's the thesis of this short podcast.Episode…See More
Sep 15
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

How to tell at a glance if a school is successful....

If students are upbeat, smiling, optimistic, then the school is probably doing a good job. But if the students are frowning, depressed, obviously not in a good mood, you know the school is failing.The proof is in the PLODDING. If they're trudging around like convicts In a prison yard, you know the kids are having no fun.The proof is in the PLODDING..That's the title of the new episode at Let's Fix Education.…See More
Aug 11
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

The cause of the crisis in education -- personalities and philosophies

A century ago, the field of education was roiled by constant philosophizing and posturing. These early thinkers believed they were creating a Great New World. They were not shy about explaining their plans and motivations.All of this is captured in 10 quotes from John Dewey, Harold Rugg, George Counts, and the rest.Podcast, 18 minutes, The Crisis in Education…See More
Jul 21
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

How to be an education reformer

Everything you need to know about why our public schools are mediocre, in less than 20 minutes.My goal is to turn everyone into an education reformer. You will have a lot of fun. Dysfunctional education is an affront to logic, common sense, truth, civilization, and even the smallest concern with decency or seriousness.So why does our country put up with so much of it?…See More
Jul 12
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

Public Education Needs Your Involvement ASAP

Here are the two big changes of the last ten years:First, public schools have continued a steady downward trend. Everything gets worse, nothing gets better. Does anyone suppose this is by accident? No, I think it's clear that the far-left has been operating strongly and successfully for the past century within the educational sector. John Dewey is a permanent resident in our public schools.Second, in the past election, some candidates were more outspoken about their socialist and communist…See More
Jun 26
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

Cheating must be eliminated

I think I wrote a long article about this topic six years ago.... But it keeps nagging at me. I suspect now it's worse than I thought it was.Did you realize that people at the graduate levels are buying their papers on the Internet. That should not be remotely possible if the teachers are paying any attention.Meanwhile I think that schools and classes are in some cases completely overrun by cheating. It's a team sport. That is really disgraceful.The main thing that started to bother me is that…See More
May 2
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

American history doesn't make any sense unless you factor in the Comintern.

 That would be the Communist avant-garde, arriving here in strength in 1921. This article is a quick history lesson about the fanatics that beset us. A five-minute read. Just 10 years later, in 1931, the Comintern made a move of extraordinary audacity, and long-term consequences. They staged a coup against phonics, trashing the old books,…See More
Apr 18
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

K–12: Why John Saxon Is the Brightest Star in Math Education

American public schools are full of pedagogical nonsense: New Math, Reform Math, Common Core Math. If you want the real stuff, look at the textbooks created by John Saxon, writer and publisher. (After 27 years in the military as a jet pilot.)If you are dismayed by what you find in the public schools, read this short piece about John Saxon's life and magic.Here is his secret: he loved math and he loved kids. He especially loved bringing them together. He loved creating efficient, enjoyable…See More
Apr 7
Bruce Deitrick Price commented on Michael Keany's blog post How to Teach American History in a Divided Country
""Some basic knowledge of the Civil War....."  Wow. Some kids know this???? I am impressed. That's precisely what they need. The big problem in the US is that millions of children don't know basic knowledge about very much of…"
Feb 9
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

The problem with Socialism is that it's very difficult to back up...

Everything might get worse. There may be no escape.Lenin candidly explained: "The goal of Socialism is Communism.” That's where sociopaths like Stalin are dictators for life.At present, our school system seems to want to be a gateway program for Socialism. Well, maybe everybody should think carefully about what can go wrong.--------------------------"K-12: As Socialism Becomes More Popular, Its Problems Become More Obvious"…See More
Feb 7
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

8-point checklist for reforming public schools

Here is the essence of what we need to do, in one short article. Please share it with teachers you know.There are so many ideas flying around, it's easy for people to get lost in verbiage and rhetoric. I wanted to boil everything down to EIGHT essential steps that we can start working on today....-----------------"Fix education now: 8-point checklist for reforming public schools"https://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bprice/201116See More
Jan 2
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Dec 23, 2020
Bruce Deitrick Price posted a blog post

Sight-words Harm Children

There are important conventions and traditions in academic writing. We are supposed to be polite.The problem comes when somebody is recommending something evil or foolish. Sight-words are both. Politeness is no longer a logical option. Let's focus on telling the truth.We are in the very ridiculous position of discussing sight-words as if they are remotely intelligent. They are not. All you have to do is think of memorizing 100 license plates or 100 chemical formulas. Then you have some idea…See More
Dec 22, 2020

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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 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 was Ken Robinson such a phenom?

Posted on October 7, 2021 at 5:17pm 0 Comments

Our education establishment is constantly telling us that some new gimmick is a new plateau, a new level for education.

Robinson died recently and there were a lot of articles about him, many of them negative. I was surprised as the press on him was enthusiastic for many years.

So here's a short introduction to why I was always suspicious of him, and why…

Continue

Socialism versus Education. Guess who loses.

Posted on October 1, 2021 at 8:58pm 0 Comments

Starting with John Dewey, our Education Establishment tended to think of education as primarily social engineering.

In other words, their goal was dumbing down but for all the right reasons. Even if you agree with a socialist agenda, is it good to do all this in secrecy?

We need a lot more open discussion of what's going on in our schools. There is…

Continue

How do we save K-12?

Posted on September 25, 2021 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

There are always the same two steps, first one and then the other. Identify the illness. Cure the illness.

There are so many symptoms of pathology. It's no good to pretend otherwise. Illness can't be cured until everyone understands that there is an illness.

 …

Continue

How to tell at a glance if a school is successful....

Posted on August 11, 2021 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

If students are upbeat, smiling, optimistic, then the school is probably doing a good job. 

But if the students are frowning, depressed, obviously not in a good mood, you know the school is failing.

The proof is in the PLODDING. If they're trudging around like convicts In a prison yard, you know the kids are having no…

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