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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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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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