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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.

1/25/10

We Know What's Good For You....So Shut Up and Do It

I asked my doctor what he thought of President Obama’s proposals for health insurance.


The doctor quietly remarked: “Obama’s saying, this is what’s good for you -- whether you like it or not.”


Hold that thought! It’s everything you need to know about American education for the past one hundred years.


The far-left likes to devise abstract answers, and then force them on the public. That sensibility is at odds with American democracy. It certainly wasn’t common in American education...until John Dewey and his progressive educators cracked open a nasty can of worms.


I immediately wrote down the doctor's remark (that was all he said), and got a column out of it.


Education or everyday politics, contempt is the killer.

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1/8/10

Conspiracy, Guilt, Educators ( plus A Birthday )

It's actually a very touchy subject. Dare we say that the Education Establishment has, actually, ahem, conspired to teach less and indoctrinate more??

One of the country's most successful executives sent me an email in which he noted that he agreed with much of what I said but couldn't cross the line into thinking our elite educators capable of, ahem, conspiracy. That email has weighed on me. After all, this guy is 100 times richer than I and several times smarter. Alas.

So I read some more Dewey and Counts and Rugg. And you know what, it's not that hard a call. These guys were planning, scheming, organizing, propagandizing, promoting, managing, finagling, prevaricating, and in every way attempting to make their socialist ideas prevail.

Here's a SHORT PRESS RELEASE that makes the case for calling all that effort a conspiracy. There's a link to a bigger version.


HURRAY: IMPROVE-EDUCATION.ORG CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY, ENTERS FIFTH YEAR. READ ALL ABOUT IT.

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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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