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Call me cynical but I am sure our Education Establishment expends tremendous thought and money on making education seem complex (i.e., something that ordinarily people can never understand).
And if that's the case, reform of this monster is out of the question. Give up, that's the message.
Ignore all this propaganda. The stuff they teach in elementary schools is called elementary because it is! Hey, these are things any five-year-old can understand. Reading, arithmetic, the capital of France, etc.
Our Education Establishment teaches all subjects in dysfunctional ways and then pretends that all subjects are just unbelievably difficult. Give up.
So if you want to improve public schools, we must first clear the table of all the gibberish, the gimmicks, the misdirection, the agitprop, the lies.
Get rid of the garbage in the schools, and half the job is done. Then put back the best of the traditional ideas, and reform is accomplished.
Six Steps to Education Reform Right Now
PS: this article is complementary to my book "Saving K-12," which is described on the cover as "a citizen's guide to improving public education."