Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

Common Core is even worse than I thought

Actually this is embarrassing. I write hostile articles about Common Core. I think I’m telling people the exact truth. And then I stumble on a new book that says things are Even Worse Than I’ve Been Saying.

OMG, that bad?!?

 In other words, this thing is not just at the level of a bad virus or a broken arm. This thing is toxic. It’s going…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

First, the basics. Then, the fancy stuff. Trust Malkin Dare on this.

One of the weirder ideas to hang around for much of the past century is  that children can start off with advanced, adult activities, without bothering to learn the facts of history, science, or anything else.

Sure they can.

 Malkin Dare, one of the few famous educators you can trust, has a long piece on her site titled "Ten Keys to Successful Teaching." I asked her for…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 25, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Common Core and its dark heart

Reform Math has a peculiar trait. Kids bring home homework that parents can’t do. 

 How can this happen? The kids are maybe seven or eight. The parents are 30 or 40, many with college degrees and lots of experience in the real world.

Could such a strange divide happen by accident? Most unlikely.

Even at…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 19, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Education as a subversive activity

Around 1910, all the plans were in place. John Dewey and his socialist pals would control the schools of education; these schools would indoctrinate the young teachers, who would then be sent out across America to change the country. None of this would result from legislation or public discussion. Everything would be done by stealth.

The question is, how much secrecy is legitimate? Communists would say: we have no power so we have to sneak around the back…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why Common Core failed: a short explanation.

 Most articles about Common Core try to  plunge into this extremely complex and unexplainable thing, and explain it. Good luck on that. Very quickly, everyone is adrift.

 I tried to do more of a panorama shot, standing well back. I argue that  Common Core is an unholy alliance between the wrong people (Bill Gates and our Education Establishment), both trying to sell the wrong ideas for the wrong…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 7, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

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