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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.

7/14/09

President Obama Insults Nation’s Intelligence, What’s Left Of It

The Education Establishment has debased the country’s high schools to the point where graduates can hardly be presumed to have a 9th grade education. A recent survey asked Arizona high school students, “What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?” (29.1% did not know; in addition 12.1% got it wrong). Dare we even presume that high school graduates have a 6th grade education?...Now Obama wants to spend $12 billion to make community colleges do what high schools should be doing. Why not make HIGH SCHOOLS do what high schools should be doing?? And save $12 billion!....Probably the goal is to make ever more professors and administrators ever more dependent on government. The pay-to-play part might be making sure students encounter only PC views... (Cliff Notes: the decline of American education is surreal and fantastical. Any book or article that told the exact truth about this descent would be classed as science fiction--cf. "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers." For a peek into the man-made darkness, see my sci-fi article "36: The Assault On Math.")

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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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