Bruce Deitrick Price
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Cursive should be in the Core

Started Dec 27, 2016 0 Replies

 Common Core tried to drop cursive and phonics. For me these are signs that Common Core had lost its way from the beginning. I want to present a case for cursive. It has a lot of benefits that most…Continue

 

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Public School Chaos -- Inevitable? Or indulged?

"PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM CREATES MILLIONS OF LITTLE MONSTERS"Who is helped by a permissive school environment? Certainly not the teachers. They are frazzled and on the way to being burned out.What about the students themselves? Is there Progressive theory which argues that children should be allowed to run wild? That punishment is always inappropriate? That too much discipline is bad for children?K-12 today is a lot like New York City under Mayor Dinkins. Everything was going to hell. Then came…See More
Apr 2
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Why is education reform so difficult???

Probably nothing else in American society is so difficult to change. Why is that?BRIEF MEMOabout the two big obstaclesblocking education reformDuring the past year, I've thought a lot about this question. In some curious way, public education is ossified. The short answer is that our Education Establishment wants everything the way it wants it. These people hang on to all their worst ideas.QED: No reform admitted. Go away and come back some other decade.If you want to improve education, you…See More
Mar 26
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Meet Albert Lynd--one of education's great heroes

Lynd wrote a wonderfully insolent book in 1950 titled "Quackery in the public schools."That's about 70 years ago. He nailed everything ahead of his time and it's still hot news.The book is too expensive now, but here's my review: https://www.amazon.com/Quackery-Public-Schools-Albert-Lynd/dp/B001KF51LM#customerReviewsOr read this piece on American Thinker called K-12: Quacks Rule which…See More
Mar 19
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Is there anything good about Common Core?

Yes, it's funny, you know, like when a man flips on a banana peel and breaks his leg.Apparently, the people who foisted this thing on us think it's all very serious. They see themselves somewhat in the religion business. Their job is to write new liturgies. Now that's funny.Here's something you may not know. A lot of people on the Internet compare Common Core to Abbott and Costello. Because they're all absurd. Have you seen the little bit called "Loan Me 50 cents." The other guy says I've only…See More
Mar 6
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What Happened to Our Public Schools?

The question is, WHAT happened to our public schools? Anyone can see they are weirdly inefficient and not delivering what our society needs. Please note that...
Feb 20
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Is There Too Much Deception In K-12 ???

Siegfried Englemann just died. For me he was a great man because he tried to tell the truth. My impression of the Education Establishment is that it rarely tries to tell the truth. Trying to dramatize this perspective, I thought of the fascinating story related in the Spielberg movie 1941. To hide the aircraft factories in California, set designers and carpenters went to work building an entire city directly above the factories.The people in this photo are real but everything else is a prop. In…See More
Feb 19
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How teachers talk about Sight-Words

We have 50 million functional illiterates. Two questions emerge. What technique was used to accomplish this destruction? And how was the Education Establishment able to conceal the whole operation?Sight-words were used to undermine literacy.As for concealment, the main part of the secret is dense, unfriendly jargon. People talk a lot but almost nobody knows what's going on.http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bprice/190117See More
Jan 21
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Can anyone think critically about critical thinking?

To start with, the phrase "critical thinking" is unnecessary. Thinking is quite sufficient. Can anybody's students do that anymore?Well, color me cynical. But I think the public schools started yammering about Critical Thinking exactly at the time they decided not to bother with it anymore.If you teach arithmetic with Common Core, you're going to get confused students. After all, they're taught that a wrong answer is okay if the kid can make a good case for it.If you teach reading with…See More
Jan 15
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Ignorance makes the world safe for totalitarianism

The public schools seem determined to become ever more dumbed-down. Where does this go?As I collect examples of how ignorant our high school and college students have become, I can't help thinking: this story cannot have a happy ending.If young people know nothing about the country's past, why would they be interested in the country? Why would they want to defend it?Also, we have to wonder what the motive is of the Education Establishment. These people particularly hate geography and history.…See More
Jan 3
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Easiest way to understand the Reading Wars -- meet Sue Dickson

Sue Dickson was first an elementary-school teacher and then a reading advocate. Her long career connects all the dots in this countriy's biggest educational mystery: why so much illiteracy and dyslexia?Reading time: less than five minutes. Then you'll know!"K-12: meet Sue Dickson, a hero of American Literacy"…See More
Dec 5, 2018
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Improving K-12 should be everyone's main goal.

My book explains our decline and what needs to be done now.This book is a good inexpensive gift for every educated American. (Take care of your whole list quickly.)See Five Reasons Why "Saving K 12" is the Perfect Gift for Everyone, a short piece on LinkedIn..  …See More
Nov 26, 2018
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Six Easy Steps to Education Reform

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…See More
Nov 19, 2018
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N. Y. Times Endorses Phonics...Must Read!!!

Surprising news. Times ran big research article titled: "Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?"Stop messing around....phonics is the only game in town....that's what the Times said.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/opinion/sunday/phonics-teaching-reading-wrong-way.html----This is wonderful news. Why they did it now, I don't know. Why didn't they do it 25 or 50 years ago, thats my…See More
Nov 5, 2018

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Author of eight books, poet, artist, education reformer. Founded Improve-Education.org in 2005. Have 400 education articles and videos on internet. (YouTube Videos just passed 2.5 million views.)

Specialty is explaining bogus theories and methods commonly found in public schools. My goal is to help the school system reform itself. Another goal is to help parents protect their children against harmful pedagogy.

Twitter name is @educatt

Literary site is Lit4u.com
What is your present job title?
Consultant
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

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Socialism versus Education: Education Doesn't Stand a Chance

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

Never mind the sweet promises.

Socialism is primarily concerned with power to arrange and rearrange a society. Everything else is secondary.

In the USA, Socialists want to use public schools as a road to power. This was John Dewey's master plan. Take over the ed schools, indoctrinate the teachers, and send them out to indoctrinate the young. A very simple and powerful plan, as we have seen for the last hundred years. But to make it work, the Education…

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Public School Chaos -- Inevitable? Or indulged?

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 5:34pm 0 Comments

"PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM CREATES MILLIONS OF LITTLE MONSTERS"

Who is helped by a permissive school environment? Certainly not the teachers. They are frazzled and on the way to being burned out.

What about the students themselves? Is there Progressive theory which argues that children should be…

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