Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

K-12 education is much too important to leave to the experts

 More and more, my impression is that K-12 education is rigged to be bad. I sum this up by saying: the fix is in.

I have a new piece on American Thinker titled: Only you can prevent bad public schools.

 This perspective grew out of my sense that the Education Establishment, left to itself, will never…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 16, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Close Reading–- is it completely phony or just partly phony?

For millions of years--okay, several thousand--children were taught to read with nursery rhymes,  cute little stories, Jack  and the Beanstalk, and every other kind of sweet temptation you can dream up for young minds. You give them literary candy. You give them verbal toys. You pull them into the whole notion of reading, of liking books.

So right from the start I thought David Coleman was way off base. He wants children to read difficult stuff. He wants them…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 12, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Why kids never learn to read--you need to know this

 I've written 30 or 40 articles about the reading wars. I always think I've explained the subject clearly, just as Rudolf Flesch thought he had explained the subject once and for all in1955 (pub. date of Why Johnny Can't Read). But nothing gets better. 

Here's why: our Education Establishment is married to the idea that  K-12 schools must not use the most efficient methods. The result is that…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 2, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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