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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.

2/19/13

Public schools botch reading, create illiteracy


A parent contacted me a few weeks ago, trying to understand why his child couldn’t learn to read. The school officials said the child was getting plenty of phonics. But the father knew that the homework every night was memorizing sight-words.

 An interesting part of the story is that the father had been, for many years, involved in education at the secondary level. But it’s possible to work there and never understand the bogus curricula and failed strategies used in the early grades. That’s when all the damage is done, K-3.

It’s also possible for parents to be ignored and lied to as their children are slowly ground down into functional illiteracy.

 This father’s story is a good illustration of what is happening across the country.

The bigger problem is that the local papers and school boards do not seem to understand the extent of the tragedy. The unnecessary tragedy. They are not doing enough. 

 I used the father’s experiences as a take-off point for an article about the reading wars that continue to hurt the nation’s schools.

 The resulting story is called Reading Wars still damage many children.”

Please consider sending it to your local school boards and newspapers.

http://www.examiner.com/article/reading-wars-still-damage-many-children?cid=db_articles


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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.
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