Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – October 2019 Archive (3)

News from the Reading War: Phonics Wins!!!

Imagine the German retreat after Stalingrad. A thousand-mile front moving steadily backwards toward Germany. Very painful for the Germans but bliss for the rest of the world.

Similarly, developments this past year point to phonics finally defeating a fake pedagogy known as  sight-words, Whole Word, balanced literacy, Dolch words, high-frequency words, all the same…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Fake News, Fake Education...blurring together

"I dare not tell a lie..."

--attributed to George Washington

It's a long fall from there to rampant cheating, lying, dishonesty. All are epidemic throughout our society.

CNN lies all day. The truth is not reported in our newspapers. Facts are not reliably taught in our…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 14, 2019 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Schools Aiming Low & Slow

Some days, when I think I'm clever to see that the people controlling our public schools are very disingenuous, I'm reminded once again that the brilliant H L Mencken got there first, and almost a century ahead of me.

So this article is a twofer. First, what K-12 is really all about and has been for a very long time.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 2, 2019 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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