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Still running at the ed school cineplex: "John Dewey and the Effete Elite." Presenting the antidote.

1) Main site is Improve-Education.org. Articles there are scholarly (in a lively way) and intended to last for years. This blog is for short newsy bits. 2) This site is pro-education, pro-teacher, and anti-Education Establishment. Basically, that's the professors who devise policy. They love social engineering.

5/25/09

How We Lost The Literacy Battle...

One: Public schools, in effect, worked hard at not teaching reading. They used a bogus method called Whole Word and created 50 million functional illiterates and 1 million dyslexics. Probably the non-teaching of reading was the largest factor leading to the homeschooling movement. The best introduction to the Reading Wars remains Chapter One, about 23 pages, of Why Johnny Can’t Read, published 1955 by Rudolf Flesch. For a shorter but more broadly historical introduction, please see “30: The War Against Reading.” Two: Public schools were left alone to use faulty methods because the people whose duty it is to uphold standards did not uphold much; in particular the mainstream media and elite universities went into cultural comas. J’accuse! For a quick look at what newspapers must do better in the future, see “Saving The American Newspaper (S.T.A.N.).”

Improve-Education.org is The Answer

Find out what ails American education on Improve-Education.org.
Fun on YouTube...I have 50+ graphic videos on YouTube. Educational and entertaining, often. Many deal with reading and educational strategies. Many have good music and need some volume. (Channel is: YouTube.com/BruceDeitrickPrice)
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Remain a novelist, artist, poet, and art director. But main activity is writing about education reform.. The schools, now bad due to ideology and laziness, could be easily improved. 

That claim is clearly explained in new book  "Saving K-12--What happened to our public schools. How do we fix them?"

I invite everyone to join my crusade or start your own. The worst thing is letting the Education Establishment continue its reign of incompetence.
Visit Improve-Education.org. (Or Google Bruce Deitrick Price and any education topic; you'll find some interesting articles. I have 400 ed articles, videos, and book reviews on web. Please use them in your own battles.)    

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