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K 12: Customizable Learning Me...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Touted as another cure-all, mass customized learning means a more incoherent society. According to the people controlling our public...

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K-12: Never Quiet on the Phoni...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Teach all children to read and half of our school problems will disappear. Robert Sweet No less an authority than Robert Sweet,...

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K-12: Does Anyone Care That Ki...

Oct 15, 2018 by

In the late winter of 1964, Kitty Genovese was murdered in a residential part of Queens, New York. Newspapers claimed that 38...

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How to Bring Back Traditional ...

Sep 28, 2018 by

Bruce Deitrick Price Traditional education has taken a real beating the last 75 years.  The entire Education Establishment lined up...

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Memo to K-12 students: Resist

Sep 12, 2018 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – Okay, kids, gather round the campfire. There is something you need to know. Something scary. You are...

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Maria Montessori vs. John Dewe...

Aug 31, 2018 by

 (The Fight of The Century) I’ve been studying Rudolf Flesch, the Reading Wars, the Ed Wars, John Dewey, and all points in...

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Socialism versus Education

Jul 28, 2018 by

“A death instinct” in action… To understand the failures of public education, we have to understand the dreams of...

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Four Reasons Why Educators Hat...

Jun 6, 2018 by

Summary: when you understand why educators scorn geography, you know all the reasons why American public schools keep getting dumber....

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“My kid can’t read...

Jun 3, 2018 by

Fix reading and half of our education problems disappear By Bruce Deitrick Price – It’s a common problem in the US....

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Who Is Dumbing Down The Public...

May 20, 2018 by

“I, Robot” was recently on the tube. It tells an old story. Robots start off as loyal servants to humanity but they become rewired,...

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Interview with Siegfried Engel...

Apr 30, 2018 by

Siegfried Engelmann is the real thing, an educator who loves to teach children and knows how to do it, both personally and in his...

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The Continuing War Against Bla...

Mar 12, 2018 by

The biggest damage is committed by so-called educators. They don’t believe in foundational knowledge or basic skills. There is a...

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K-12: Like Taking Candy from B...

Jan 13, 2018 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – This cliché usually carries a double message: something is easy to do but shameful.  No decent person...

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Teaching Children To Read – Th...

Nov 1, 2017 by

There are two ways to teach children to read. THE WRONG WAY: Whole Word advocates say children should memorize the shapes of words...

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Teachers Can Save K-12

Oct 7, 2017 by

A lot of teachers might be stunned to find that many Americans blame our K-12 problems on teachers.  The general complaint is that...

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Massive K-12 Reading Failure E...

Aug 17, 2017 by

Herewith a simple way to understand the destructive failure of most reading instruction in the United States: First, consider our...

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A Shocking Tour of K-12 Today

Jul 15, 2017 by

Some of my articles generate hundreds of comments. Many are from angry parents who had to fight with an unresponsive school system...

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K-12: the Real Problem is the ...

May 2, 2017 by

The only thing most Americans agree on is that the public schools are mediocre. As to why this happened and what we should do next,...

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Open Letter to America’s Media...

Feb 25, 2017 by

Most Americans have heard the news: public schools are wallowing in mediocrity. Millions of kids can’t read, not in any real sense,...

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K-12 is The Land of Bad Scienc...

Jan 10, 2017 by

I love WIRED magazine, and read it cover-to-cover every month. If you want to know about a complex digital phenomenon such as ...

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