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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.

9/6/16

Parents: defend your kids against sight-words



Our Education Establishment is devoted to social engineering, not academic engineering. Our education commissars will sabotage academic aspects if that helps create more cooperative, more malleable children.

 The biggest gimmick in the public schools is sight-words (also known by many other names). This approach to reading will basically guarantee semi-literacy at best. One very common outcome is dyslexia.

 English is a phonetic language and must be learned phonetically.

 Keep in mind that English has far more than 100,000 words. At one time, the official dogma in our public schools was that children could memorize all these words on sight. This is completely idiotic. Many ordinary children cannot memorize even 300!

 I write about the subject all the time because it’s intellectually fascinating. Our so-called educators invent these methods that don’t work, then they have to brainwash teachers into believing in the methods, and then in turn brainwashing parents into accepting the methods. The children themselves don’t know what’s being done to them, so they are just lost souls herded around from assessment to remediation to psychiatric counseling.

Here is a good introductory article. All parents with school-age children should take a look: MAMMAS, DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO LEARN SIGHT-WORDS.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mammas-dont-let-your-babies-grow-up-learn-sight-words-price?published=t


 Here’s a somewhat more technical article about why sight-words are so difficult. Anybody interested in the reading problem will love this article: MASSIVE K-12 READING FAILURE EXPLAINED 
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/massive_k12_reading_failure_explained.html





1/1/16

Saving K-12 education in 2016

For many years I've focused on education reform; that work will continue. I have more than 400 articles on the Internet and over 3,000,000 views/visits on YouTube and various sites. To find education articles and videos, simply enter your interest in Google with the name Bruce Deitrick Price. It's an easy way to find a lot of material quickly. You can assume this material is intelligent, practical, lucid, conservative, and intended to help every student advance as far as possible.

During 2015,  I was constantly struck by two main trends we need to reverse. First, the Education Establishment continues its work of dumbing down the public schools, using a broad array of weird theories and methods. I started to think this phrase all the time: the fix is in. That is, we're being attacked from every direction. One group comes up with bogus approaches. Another group launches a PR campaign to tell us how wonderful these cons are. Another group raises money to attack anything in the way. Nothing is left to chance. This ruthless redundancy was clearly seen during the Common Core Debacle. Which reminds us of the little good news there is: the bad guys don't always win. If the public fights back, the public can prevail.

 Which brings us to the second sad trend. Our community and political leaders, our movers and shakers, all the people who should be helping the public to fight back, are silent and useless. From the Chamber of Commerce and the Ivy League universities, through all the official education groups, to the major religious organizations – what are these people doing? As far as I can tell, not much. Please, if you are a member of any organization, encourage that organization to be better informed, to take stands, to agitate for better public education.

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Along with the education work, I'll be busy on a variety of literary projects. Please see my literary site Lit4u.com for information about the five novels now available as e-books.

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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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