Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – April 2016 Archive (5)

So you want to help the poor and disadvantaged??

This is a huge theme running through all of contemporary education.

So what is the correct strategy? What sort of education would actually provide the most help to the poor?

This debate was played out nicely in the contrasting…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A quick rundown on Socialism

Socialism is one of those words we hear 1000 times and we're still not sure what anybody is talking about.

 The word is often on my mind because our Education Establishment (I conclude) is basically a socialist project inside our society. That is, everything Obama has been trying to do to the society at large, John Dewey and his successors were doing to K-12 for almost a century. Let's say that John Dewey is a…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 18, 2016 at 9:10pm — No Comments

When public schools are mediocre, who is to blame?

When the Education Establishment tries to blame parents, students, and teachers (that is, anybody but themselves), you know this is hugely self-serving. Blaming everyone but yourself is called CYA all around the world.

  Now, why would the people actually in charge of the public schools be held responsible? The Education Establishment would like to ask that question as they…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 11, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

So what are the worst things in education?

Education Revolution ran an article listing what they said were the really bad things in K-12 education.

 I disagreed. They were the worst things from the progressive point of view. But if you asked an average person, you would probably find a blank stare. What's so bad about that?

Progressives think that children having to stay at their desks is hell on earth. I…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 6, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

And now for an unpleasant subject... ideology

Of all the hundreds of questions provoked by the K-12 morass, here is the fundamental one: are the top people incompetent or are they subversive?

 Anybody who studies K-12  will come to this impasse: is the Education Establishment clueless or conspiratorial?

 Charlotte Iserbyt wrote a famous book which you can find free on the Internet: "The Deliberate Dumbing…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 4, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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