K-12: Sight-words are a sick j...

Feb 7, 2021 by

The Ken and Yetta Goodman should be very proud of the fact they pressed there failed theories of reading for too many years. They can...

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The Sabotage of Public Educati...

Jan 10, 2021 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price Genuine rigorous testing of educational ideas is rare in America.  Why?  Because practical testing usually...

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K–12: The Life and Death of th...

Nov 1, 2020 by

By Bruce Deitrick Price – The life of the mind.  This lovely phrase states what education is supposed to be about.  All things...

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K-12: Character Assassins

Sep 21, 2020 by

Bruce Deitrick Price Once upon a time, schools tried to improve the character of their students. Be neat. Be punctual. Be accurate....

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Fixing K-12: How We Can Do It

Apr 9, 2020 by

Many practical people say the situation is hopeless. The Education Establishment controls the country’s public schools with an...

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K-12 is a Land of Mystery

Feb 28, 2020 by

Bruce Deitrick Price For those who enjoy a good puzzle, K-12 education is more intellectually entertaining than most people imagine....

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K-12: Killing Literature

Feb 4, 2020 by

It’s amazing how many ways our schools find to discourage any interest that students might have in literature. Is there a...

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K-12: No Discipline, No Manner...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Senior citizens will tell you, when they were in school, classes were orderly, students well-behaved. That was the norm. Nobody...

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K–12: Reality Fades to Zero

Nov 24, 2019 by

Our Education Establishment wants to surpass David Copperfield. These people hope to make everything disappear. By Bruce Deitrick...

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K-12: How Constructivism const...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Constructivism is not just another educational gimmick. It is used in every class, for every subject, and with students of all ages....

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K-12: Sight-Words are Hoax Wor...

Oct 3, 2019 by

Hundreds of websites broadcast the same misguided message: children must memorize Sight-Words. This message is false. Probably...

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K-12: Marked for Extinction

Aug 5, 2019 by

Bruce Deitrick Price Study education for any amount of time, you will be struck by the disappearance of many things once thought...

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To teach or not to teach, that...

Jun 25, 2019 by

Bruce Deitrick Price I saw a video on YouTube where somebody I didn’t know explains a famous Robert Browning poem in five...

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K-12: The Schools You Deserve

Jun 12, 2019 by

Thomas Jefferson declared: “The government you elect is the government you deserve.” Wouldn’t the same go for a school system? If you...

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What everyone should know abou...

May 8, 2019 by

Bruce Deitrick Price The most striking thing about our public schools is that they have been in perpetual decline for many decades....

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WHAT HAPPENED TO BILL GATES AN...

Apr 8, 2019 by

4.8.19 – American Thinker “K-12: What Happened to Bill Gates and Common Core?” by Bruce Deitrick Price...

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K-12: Quacks Rule

Mar 19, 2019 by

In 1950 Harvard-educated businessman Albert Lynd published an attack on our Education Establishment. His book was aggressively...

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K-12: Why So Little For The Mi...

Feb 18, 2019 by

Many critics say that our public schools are a train wreck. In Charlotte Iserbyt’s memorable phrase, we are all victims of “the...

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K-12: The Politics of Illitera...

Feb 9, 2019 by

Bruce Deitrick Price The New York Times awakes from a long sleepK-12: The Politics of Illiteracy A real OMG moment occurred last...

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K-12: How Our Schools Make Mon...

Jan 5, 2019 by

(Background: obscure 1970 essay by Ayn Rand explains in painful depth the many fallacies of Progressive education.)   Lots of...

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