Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – December 2016 Archive (3)

Cursive--why your students need it

 There has been a long simmering debate over cursive. The Education Establishment doesn't want it, so we are seeing less and less of cursive.

Common Core downplayed phonics and tried to drop cursive. There you have two of the reasons that Common Core is widely reviled.

 Truth is, a good case can be made for cursive, especially in the early years of schooling. It helps children learn to read. It helps children…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 27, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

History tells us why our schools are a mess

Never forget the ambition and frenzy of the Communist International circa 1930. Lenin and Stalin wanted control of the planet. In some countries, they could aim for a military coup. But in any country, they could try to take over the weak, undefended targets such as the press and education.

 At the same time that the Communists were starving 5+ million people to death in the Ukraine, their sympathizers were…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 7, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

READ 60--a modest proposal for dramatizing the reading crisis....

 And also fixing it.

 My conclusion is that illiteracy in the United States is mostly a result of social engineering. John Dewey and the rest of his gang wanted all children to be in a muddle together. That is, after all, the central goal of socialism.

Reading has been badly taught for 85 years, with the results that millions of children don't read and often can't read.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 1, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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