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Frankie is loose in the world.
An unusual genre-busting novel about an AI…
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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 11, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A quick way to fix the public schools

Stop doing the two most destructive things now common:

1. Avoid all the psychosocial innovations, such as SEL, CRT, and many more. These things do not give children the foundational knowledge they need. These things are essentially propaganda.

2) When basic knowledge is taught, it's rendered useless by incoherent sequencing and dull…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 27, 2022 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Dumb is official policy in K-12

Episode 41 explains that the decline in American education started with John Dewey. He wanted children to be rearranged, transformed, and socially engineered. He didn't want them to know all that much. So, the guy universally called the father of American education, is actually the number one saboteur of American education. Dewey's ghost roams our classrooms.

News One:…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 13, 2022 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Public schools teach too little. The result is pervasive ignorance.

The point of going to school is to learn the basic information you need to thrive in life. A lot of this is very simple stuff. Easy for children to learn, if anyone would bother to teach them. I argue that knowledge is priority one. See Episode 39.

https://letsfixeducation.buzzsprout.com…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 30, 2022 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Why is math so difficult for our schools?

Kids can't seem to learn math. The teachers don't seem to know math. National scores continue to fall. What exactly is the problem?

Can you handle the truth? Clearly, the Education Establishment does not want success in math. So they sabotage it at every opportunity.

New Math, 1964, seems to me to prove this assertion, as explained in…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 23, 2022 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Why is math so difficult for our schools?

Kids can't seem to learn math. The teachers don't seem to know math. National scores continue to fall. What exactly is the problem?

Can you handle the truth? Clearly, the Education Establishment does not want success in math. So they sabotage it at every opportunity.

New Math, 1964, seems to me to prove this assertion, as explained in…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 23, 2022 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Public schools are getting dumber? Does anyone care?

 I think the dumbing down of public schools is the biggest problem we have. This would be easy to fix.

Apparently, our education establishment believes the creed: make them dumb, our time will come.

This decline in general intelligence leads to lots of collateral damage. People hardly have common sense, never…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 9, 2022 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Public schools are getting dumber? Does anyone care?

 I think the dumbing down of public schools is the biggest problem we have. This would be easy to fix.

Apparently, our education establishment believes the creed: make them dumb, our time will come.

This decline in general intelligence leads to lots of collateral damage. People hardly have common sense, never…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 9, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fundamental truth about education. Please read.

If schools are run properly, children will be full of confidence and enthusiasm.

If children are morose and failing, you know the people in charge are incompetent.

See Episode 35 on this podcast. Hope versus Hopelessness. It often seems to me that schools are organized to produce hopelessness. That's a terrible thought, isn't…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 3, 2022 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Memorization--pro and con

Ed Establishment worships rote memorization if it suits their social engineering goals. For example, forcing sight-words into the curriculum. One bad idea sustains another bad idea; together you get the crime of the century.

Note that in every other situation, professors of ed endlessly denounce memorization!!!…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 16, 2022 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Memorization--pro and con

Ed Establishment worships rote memorization if it suits their social engineering goals. For example, forcing sight-words into the curriculum. One bad idea sustains another bad idea; together you get the crime of the century.

Note that in every other situation, professors of ed endlessly denounce memorization!!!…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 16, 2022 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Education Elite considered as Imperialists and Colonialists

The Left likes to vilify colonialism and colonialists, people who take over other people’s territory. But what else is our Education Establishment but modern-day conquistadors? They think they are entitled to rule over our schools.

Short podcast explains the matrix.

Episode 32: Education Elite are Imperialists and…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 9, 2022 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Emergency memo to teachers: please return to real reading

 Illiteracy is still the big problem. The education establishment foisted a phony method on the American public. That would be sight-words, an instructional method that guarantees most kids will never learn to read. 

The podcast (and transcript) introduces three experts, all women accustomed to working with teachers:

Nora…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 19, 2022 at 5:41pm — No Comments

If you're serious about making better schools, consider this...

HERE'S WHAT PROMPTED SOME BIG THOUGHTS ABOUT K-12:

I read an article by a professor about rhetoric, communication, grammar, and such. It hit me that a person, to understand…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 16, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Reading Wars -- what's that all about???????

Everyone in education needs to know what the Reading Wars are all about. Here's a quick summary. Episode 21 on Let's Fix Education. 10 minutes. Share and subscribe.

https://letsfixeducation.buzzsprout.com

Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 17, 2021 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Here's why a liberal arts education is good for everyone.

All my life I am primarily a writer. But until a few years ago I would never have thought to recommend my sort of education to anyone else.

The typical literary education seems to be putting too much emphasis on famous works and famous authors and the details thereof.

But the main activity in a liberal arts education is analysis of text.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 2, 2021 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Why our public schools are mired in mediocrity...

For thousands of years, virtually all educators were devoted to teaching facts and knowledge. So-called Progressive educators seemed to realize they did better when the students and the population were relatively ignorant.

So K-12 education became a hustle where schools pretended to teach traditional subjects, but in fact undermined that teaching. And that's why Charlotte Iserbyt coined the phrase "the…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 20, 2021 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 7, 2021 at 5:17pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 1, 2021 at 8:58pm — No Comments

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.

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 25, 2021 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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