Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – March 2016 Archive (4)

Public schools used to be much better.

Here's an article about public schools in West Virginia circa 1931. Those long-gone public schools were far superior to the schools we have now. Isn't that weird, not to mention tragic?

 We could get rid of the entire Department of Education, Common Core, everything the Education Establishment wants to impose on us; and do exactly what the people in West Virginia did 80 years ago. We would save a trillion…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 29, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Don't waste their time...teach something!

This is one of my favorite themes. I condemn Constructivism because it seems to be an all-purpose excuse for not teaching. Teachers are actually ordered not to teach! I think we should do the exact opposite, that is, teach more and teach better.

 This nonsense has now spread through the K-12 system, top to bottom, side to side, in every single course. The amount of facts presented to children in a given year has…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 22, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Education reform is easy. Believe it.

 Education reform is easy???

Aren't you thinking, how could that possibly be? Aren't we told every day in the media and professional literature that the public schools are a tragic mess and the only solution is vastly more money?

 Think about it for a second. That is a very self-serving view of the world. If schools can't be readily improved, then the people in charge of the schools can't be criticized or blamed for anything that is…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 9, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

High school graduates seem to know less each year. Is this by design?

Once upon a time long ago, the whole point of education was something called knowledge. The goal was to transmit this magical thing from the older generation to the new generation. And that was how we sustain civilization.

So if you are a new observer of K-12, the thing that will shock you the most is that knowledge is no longer a magical thing. It is a scorned thing. It is last century's fad and something we need not bother with…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 2, 2016 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

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