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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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K-12: Occupied Territory

Dec 5, 2016 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – The U.S. government published the dark truth about K-12 schools in the famous “A Nation at...

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PLAY 60 is a great idea….Now, ...

Nov 30, 2016 by

The simple way to fix K-12 is to fix reading. PLAY 60 is a great idea….Now, how about READ 60? PLAY 60 is the new initiative launched...

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Why is K-12 education reform s...

Nov 8, 2016 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – Local newspapers in the US don’t cover education in any depth. Maybe they’ll tell you superficial and...

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Is Reading about Getting Meani...

Nov 3, 2016 by

Nowadays, if you want to be promoted to the upper echelons of the Education Establishment, there is one big claim you have to repeat...

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Sight-Words: the Kudzu smother...

Oct 20, 2016 by

A few words about America’s two favorite parasites if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine...

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How K-12 schools make children...

Oct 3, 2016 by

The Education Establishment has been ingenious at finding largely irrelevant approaches to reading.  ——————————— How K-12 schools...

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What to teach. How to teach...

Sep 17, 2016 by

Education officials undermine public schools in two separate ways– What to teach. How to teach…Two different issues.  Most...

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Does Bill Gates really want to...

Sep 8, 2016 by

Bill Gates is one of America’s greatest business geniuses. But when he turned to education, his magic touch vanished. He is now known...

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How do we achieve genuine refo...

May 12, 2016 by

Bruce Deitrick Price – The editor of an alternative news site asked me if I have suggestions on how to reform public schools....

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Why Kids Can’t Read

Apr 28, 2016 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – In all reading theories, there is a fundamental concept known as automaticity.  This means you know...

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K-12 Education: Fatally Mired ...

Apr 22, 2016 by

Education has been a mess for many years. But there was a time decades ago when top people in business, the government, and the...

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9 Big Reasons Why Public Schoo...

Apr 8, 2016 by

1) Bad Reading Methods. Whole word (also known as sight-words, Dolch words, and many other aliases) is an 85-year flop that never...

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10 Worst Things Happening in S...

Mar 31, 2016 by

A progressive organization published a list of the “ten worst things” in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are...

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Don’t waste their time. Teach ...

Mar 21, 2016 by

Here’s my favorite story of educational nitwittery. Told that first graders should learn the names of the oceans and continents, a...

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Public Schools Promote Culture...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Bruce Deitrick Price – Progressive educators, since the time of John Dewey  have been dismissive of knowledge. They tend to...

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Is Close Reading a complete fr...

Dec 10, 2015 by

Perhaps not entirely. Any method, no matter how silly, can be used as a change of pace. Let’s stipulate that variety is often a...

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Reading: a Teacher’s Epiphany...

Oct 16, 2015 by

by Bruce Deitrick Price – If you want to create an illiteracy crisis such as the one we’re living through, you have to do two...

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The Purpose of Public Schools

Sep 9, 2015 by

Bruce Deitrick Price –  The traditional view is simply stated: the purpose of public education is to take each child as far as...

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