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

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. 3) Title of my fifth book is: "THE EDUCATION ENIGMA — What Happened To American Education.” On Amazon.

12/23/09

The Future Of Education Is “Parallel Education”

Here’s an easy way to know how mediocre the public schools are. Add up all the activities going on OUTSIDE the schools intended to compensate for what’s done badly INSIDE the schools. Reflect on all the tutoring services, remedial centers (Kaplan, Sylvan, LearningRx, etc.), self-help books, educational TV, and frantic involvement by parents.


It’s pathetic that all this activity is needed. On the other hand, it’s very exciting and encouraging that so many parents are fighting back.


In a new article, Improve-Education.org proposes giving all this activity a formal name--Parallel Education--and regarding it as the single best weapon we have for improving public education. Parallel Education, merely by its existence, puts pressure on the Education Establishment to do a better job!


“43: American Basic Curriculum” explains this concept and proposes two major examples--BENCHMARKS to help parents judge the progress made by their children in school; and a CREATIVE SYNDICATE to produce supplemental ed materials.

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12/17/09

Educators Created Three Sets Of Victims

Recently interviewed on Creativity-Portal.com about my education crusade, I was asked what teachers can do to get involved in school reform on a local, state, and national level...


“I believe the Education Establishment has created three sets of victims: students, parents, AND teachers. The first step is for teachers to realize just how profoundly they have been tricked into joining a perverse crusade against the true interests of kids, parents, society, and teachers themselves. It’s sick. Teachers are deliberately trained and encouraged to do a mediocre job.”


Find interview here:


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12/1/09

Byron Pitts, Please Jump Into Reading Wars ASAP!!!!!!!!

CBS reporter Byron Pitts was just interviewed about his new book “Step Out On Nothing.” (See five-minute video on YouTube titled “Overcoming Illiteracy.”)


Pitts says he was 12-years-old and “functionally illiterate.” Tests concluded he was a “picture reader.” All the educational nonsense of the past 70 years is right here in this one little episode.


Here’s my take: nobody knows the idiocy of the public schools any better than Byron Pitts. He was a front-line victim of a completely idiotic way to teach reading called Look-Say, Sight Words, Dolch Words, Whole Word--all of it wholly worthless.


I call on Byron Pitts to lead a campaign against the Education Establishment to make it stop doing to young children of today what happened to him 25 years ago.


Byron, to get your bearings, please see “42: Reading Resources” on Improve-Education.org.


The only reason the Education Establishment can get away with all their shenanigans is that the top people--in business, media, and academia--stand silently by. Am I the only one who finds this disgusting? It's time to make some noise.



Improve-Education.org is The Answer

Find out what ails American education on Improve-Education.org.
Main site: Improve-Education.org (Now up to 105,000 words and growing. Newest article: "50: Leading Boys To Reading")
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 (always with full name, Bruce Deitrick Price). The schools, now bad due to ideology and laziness, could be easily improved.
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 probably find some interesting articles. I have 300 ed articles, videos, and book reviews on web. Please use them in your own battles.)    

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