Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – December 2013 Archive (6)

Sick of hearing about Common Core?

Seems the country is starting to feel the same way.

Here's a round-up of seven pundits and columnists, all explaining why people might be against Common Core.

People supporting this thing can read it and understand why they may be on the losing side.

People opposed to Common Core can read these developments with some satisfaction. It appears that…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 28, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Public school teachers should take a stand (ASAP)

Arguably, the Education Establishment is hopelessly incompetent and/or ideologically sinister. 

Teachers would probably have a much better life if they would pull back from the Education Establishment. To a remarkable degree, teachers exhibit what is called the Stockholm syndrome. They have been kidnapped by the Education Establishment but insist on being loyal.

 The Education Establishment treats teachers almost contemptuously. Takes part of…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 26, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

What do you know about Siegfried Engelmann?

America has only a few great educators. For the last 50 years, Siegfried Engelmann has been one of them.

His passion was to figure out what worked best in the ordinary classroom for ordinary children. He was, shall we say, in love with practicality and empiricism. You come up with ideas, you test them, and then you refine them. You do not impose your ideas on children until you have proved that your ideas are the best possible ones.

 You might notice at this…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 18, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Happy 60th Birthday -- “Quackery in the Public Schools”

Albert Lynd published his marvelous book attacking the Education Establishment in 1953. He is one of our smartest education critics. He explains each weird thing the professors are doing.

The bad news is that everything he talks about is still going on today. The dumbing down of the public schools was already half-accomplished 60 years ago when he wrote "Quackery in the Public Schools." But the experts in charge never…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 10, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Common Core -- "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!"

If you're wondering what's up with CC, this is a good introduction on American Thinker:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/common_core_standards_throwing_gasoline_on_a_fire.html

The main thing to note about Common Core is that it is HUGE. Writing an article about it is like trying to do a short piece on Roman History.  

They wrote…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 5, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Bullied by “bullying”

During the last decade, we’ve heard 1 million voices talking about bullying, to the point where the talk about bullying is a form of bullying.

Instead of complaining about the fact the kids can’t read, can’t do math, and don’t know much, our education critics lament the overwhelming presence of what they call bullying. Hasn’t there always been bullying? Yes, of course. And one would think that a school could state a policy and enforce it. You have to wonder if the…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 3, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

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