Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – January 2019 Archive (3)

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…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 21, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 15, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 3, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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