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

Do you really want to save education? It's getting late...

 Please read this scary article by Laurie Rogers, a well-known education reformer you can trust.

The Network (her word)  is all the people and forces trying to subdue education. Common Core represents the fulfillment of their control over everything K-12. They have to be stopped if you want to save genuine education.

  You know what the only hope is? That all the people in the middle start to take sides.

Presumably some people…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 26, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

"An Open Letter to America's Newspapers"

Here's the short version: you're doing a lousy job. You're betraying your own future and letting the country down. You're abandoning the parents in your community to the scams of the Education Establishment. You're making real educational reform almost impossible because you don't explain any of the issues to the community. You and the NEA seem to be engaged in some sort of treacherous deal to make sure that the deliberate dumbing down of the country…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 22, 2014 at 9:34pm — No Comments

The big cosmic picture on reading and sight-words

I'm always looking for clearer and more profound ways to explain why phonics is essential and you will destroy children if you make them memorize sight-words.

 Rudolf Flesch thought he had explained it completely in 1955. But he actually did not close the deal, so the International Reading Association was able to go right on pretending that Whole Word makes any sense at all-- for another 60 years.

 This tells you how subtle and slippery the whole thing…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 17, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Common Core— bad to the bone marrow

The more I study this thing, the more appalled I am. The fact that it’s in disarray at the moment is a great blessing. I hope people can get their bearings and realize that letting a bunch of left-wing extremists, or any kind of extremists, take over your school system is a big mistake.

 I don’t think people appreciate how similar (or parallel) Common Core is to ObamaCare, i.e., a massive federal intrusion with a rule for everything. And once they got…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 8, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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