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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.

6/29/09

“CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO"

Arne Duncan and President Obama have announced that they’re looking for states and school districts “willing to challenge the status quo.” This is tremendously exciting news. These schools, presumably, will start teaching children to read, write and do basic arithmetic!!! Not being able to do these things is unfortunately the status quo in many schools....The problem for 100 years is that when our educators start talking about “reforming public education,” assume your taxes will go up and your kids will get dumber. The public should keep the heat on. We certainly do want improved schools. What we don’t want is the usual slippery sophistries that have so far given us 50 million functional illiterates, falling SAT scores, a less competitive country internationally, and just about everything else you don’t want in your public schools. (My funniest column yet gives some insight into why we have these problems: Professors of Education ADORE Bruce Price’s New Book On Education.)

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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