Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – September 2020 Archive (2)

Why do top educators oppose cursive?

Ten years ago, a phonics guru told me that a reading program without cursive is inferior.

He said that mastering cursive accelerates the learning of the letters, which is the critical first step for phonics.

Since that time I've become fascinated by the education establishment's weird hostility to cursive. After all, what is cursive getting in the way of? Not much is being taught in our schools.

I believe that cursive is much more valuable…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 22, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Teachers feeling guilty.... It's a start.

There is a lot of craziness in the public schools. For example, bogus theories and defective methods.

One question always simmering under the surface is: do teachers realize what they are doing to the children? 

In an article on reading, I encountered a startling quote by a teacher who does feel guilty. Unpleasant but perhaps it's helpful.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 15, 2020 at 10:33pm — No Comments

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