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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.

6/14/10

Race To The Bottom -- Constructivism Sits in Catbird Seat

I'm starting to see the caper. Feds want to give lots of money to states if they'll change all their testing. Change as in DEBASE.

Virginia, where I am, is resisting. Good news. The Norfolk paper yesterday ran an editorial, explaining that the feds want to emphasize "strategies and approaches," as opposed to actually knowing answers. The other giveaway is that the feds don't actually have their ideas worked out, so nobody can see how bad they are. All we know is, drug dealers are handing out free money.

Virginia, I predict, will emerge as one of the smartest states in the country if they stay with real testing.

Meanwhile, the most popular gimmick in education now (and it will surely be part of the Race to the Bottom) is call Constructivism. Every parent needs to understand this fad. Please see "Constructivism versus Minorities and the Poor," a short article. Or check out "34: The Con in Constructivism."
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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")
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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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