Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – March 2014 Archive (4)

Common Core rejected in Indiana...Let the games begin.

In my part of Virginia, the media and all the powers-that-be pushed Common Core aggressively, from the very start, five years ago. 

Typically, I'm a contrarian intellectual and it happened again in this case. The more I studied this thing, the more  I thought, this will be a disaster.

I think it will be a disaster at the same level as ObamaCare and for many of the same reasons: elements in the government trying to grab too much, too fast, for all…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 27, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

The most obvious conspiracy in education...

Oh no, more on-sight-words. I'm always trying to figure out a way to explain this thing in 100 words or less. But it's not so easy. Our Education Establishment could not keep this hoax going for 75 years if it was easy to explain. See PS.

Here's my most recent shot, on American Thinker, titled "The most obvious conspiracy in the history of the world." As is usually the case on American Thinker, the article has a lot of smart comments, from a great range of…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A quick piece about reading, addressed to all teachers

Strange but true, our Education Establishment has managed to keep almost every bad idea about reading in play.

 Remember that, circa 1935, the official dogma in the United States was that every child should memorize every English word as a DESIGN. This was known as Look-say. It was completely insane. This official hoax has suffered many slings and arrows. But the amazing thing is that it’s still alive, a little…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Birth of a term: Unmedia

For 100 years, there has been a prejudice In the schools against facts and knowledge. Now we see the same tendency in the media. 

The Times has become the very paradigm of what can only be called Unmedia. There seem to be many striking resemblance to the old media but they don't do much of a job. Thus the term Unmedia. Compare Uncola.

 I think we live in what…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 3, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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