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

What's education really for? We need to talk about this.

 I'm trying to address a certain unreality, a certain abstraction,  a certain dishonesty, where children are  said to be learning 21st-century skills, critical thinking, collaboration, resilience, and so much more, but they don't know where Panama is on a map of the world. They don't know what 7×8 is. They don't know what a moon is.

They are as ignorant as bricks.

And here is a little secret. Our…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 29, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Four ways that public schools hurt children

In my never-ending quest for boiling everything down to a few paragraphs, I put up a short article called "Memo to mothers: how public schools damage your child."

 The four ways are: reading, arithmetic, knowledge, and attitudes. Make a mess of those four and you've pretty well  messed up another generation.…



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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 25, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The War On Teachers

That was my title for an article which the American Thinker changed to "Public schools chew up teachers and spit them out."

Okay, that's colorful. But it misses the essential point that I want to emphasize. The Education Establishment, which should be very…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 13, 2014 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Soft Words, Fluffy Words....ah, Sweet Nothings.

Virginia Beach public schools are discussing a new initiative called Compass to 2020, aka the Strategic Framework. Seems to me it’s mush on steroids.

 One of the many “strategies" is this: “Develop a plan to systematically integrate developmentally appropriate social emotional learning strategies into the…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 10, 2014 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

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