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"College professor should be more involved in K-12 education" is the actual title of what I think is a very important article.
The basic idea is that college and university people tend to think they can stay up In the clouds. Meanwhile K-12 is stuck in mediocrity. Children are coming up to the college level who don't have basic skills. These poorly prepared children will undercut college as traditionally envisioned. (All levels of education are interconnected. All the bad things at one level will slop over into other levels.)
The whole thing is untenable. College professors need to get involved before it gets worse.
I believe the National Association of Scholars (NAS) could help in this situation. Maybe you know of other groups. I've urged the Chronicle of Higher Education to get involved. Maybe SchoolLeadership2.0 can help.
If you are working at the college level or know people who are, please check out the article. Pass it on.
The main suggestion is that people in higher education need to understand the failed theories and methods used in K-12. Then our academics could explain to their communities what has gone wrong in the public schools. (The main culprits are Whole Word, Reform Math, Constructivism, Cooperative Learning, Prior Knowledge, Learning Styles, Self-Esteem and many others that actually work to undercut education. Professors are the best people to explain these things. After all, they were all created by professors, professors of education.)
(This article was originally published on American Thinker but the title got mangled; so I started over again on Canada Free Press, a very big site. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57764