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Whenever the Education Establishment is gung-ho about something, I assume it’s going to be a disaster, perhaps not for the Education Establishment but for education itself.
People selling digital technology are naturally overjoyed to find billions of dollars coming their way. I get that part.
The role of the teacher will be further diminished. I know the…Continue
As progressive education has successfully replaced traditional education, it has filled up every classroom within an array of dubious theories and methods.
Particularly interesting is the absolutism of the people doing this. The propaganda is relentless that Sight-words are a valid way to teach reading, that Constructivism is the only way to go, that Common Core is the best way to organize a school,…Continue
This is the biggest question in K-12. All success in elementary school pivots on this question.
The answer is obvious. Sight-words become vocabulary words when the child sounds them out. At that point, we might say, the child transcends cold, almost useless graphic design and appropriates it at a phonetic level.…Continue
....sight-words and dumbing down.
Yes, there's a big cosmic battle going on. The Education Establishment likes to discuss reading as a dry scientific subject. Of course, they say, we need sight-words because phonics doesn't work all the time. So they say.
Meanwhile, here's what does work all the time. Sight-words dumb down their victims…Continue