Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – June 2018 Archive (3)

Lively Discussion of Problems in K-12

Oh Hale Yeah interviewed me for a YouTube video. Glitch wiped out first nine minutes. Otherwise a long and lively rampage through a lot of topics. After all this time I’m still an excitable boy. There is so much craziness in our public schools, just thinking about it makes me want to shout Oh Hell No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This video contains a lot of links to things I’ve…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 29, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Consider the Politics of Education

Traditionally, K-12 was in the hands of fairly dull, safe, ordinary people. They didn’t have any fancy theories. They wanted kids to be able to read, to add, and to divide. They wanted kids to know the capital of France. Nothing grandiose. Just the basics. (And I would argue, that’s precisely what we really need today.)

John Dewey and his gang, starting more than 100 years ago, did have grandiose theories.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 18, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

UPDATE: the Conspiracy against Reading

The linked article shows that literacy in 1910 was almost 99%.

Isn't that shocking? Didn’t you assume it was much worse? Our Education Establishment tells us every day how difficult reading is and how children can’t learn without another billion added to the budget.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 8, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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