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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
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
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
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
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.
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…Continue