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Cursive should be in the Core

Started Dec 27, 2016 0 Replies

 Common Core tried to drop cursive and phonics. For me these are signs that Common Core had lost its way from the beginning. I want to present a case for cursive. It has a lot of benefits that most…Continue

 

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Have you heard the word dysteachia?? You will.

Here is one of the most important fault lines in American K-12....Many children in elementary school don't learn to read in a timely way. The school naturally doesn't want anyone to think it's their fault. So they blame the pupils. The  children have something wrong with their brains, some genetic mistake, some disability. It's not the school's fault if they can't teach a damaged child to read.Quite commonly in the US, this genetic mistake is called dyslexia.  People claiming to be experts on…See More
Nov 4
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You can teach a child to read

 Ever since 1931, when our Education Establishment terminated phonics in the public schools, literacy has been in free fall.This whole thing is grotesque. The Emperor has no clothes; he's covered with red sores that suggest a horrible infection, probably syphilis. But 1000 professors of education ooooh and ahhhh.  Look at his beautiful tux! Here's a primer on ignoring the syphilitic emperor and the sycophantic professors. It's a quick guide to the first steps in teaching children to read. This…See More
Nov 1
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The content of their character??

 "....the content of their character." Martin Luther King clearly thought it's important. Children in public schools don't hear that message anymore. They're not encouraged to work harder, be all they can be, all that old-fashioned stuff. Now it's enough if children slide through at a slovenly level, cutting corners, maybe cheating a little, rarely finishing anything on time. The attack on character, I realized in the last year, seems to be just as well organized as the attack on academics.…See More
Oct 26
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"The Kids Have Given Up"

Last week, a retired schoolteacher left a comment on one of my articles, probably the saddest comment I’ve seen. He retired after 30 years, then two years later he returned as a substitute. He said that he could feel the additional decline that had taken place in that short time. Another teacher commented by way of explanation: “The kids have given up.” Both agreed that the kids could do the work but they no longer wanted to bother. They had withdrawn from the battle. The retired teacher sums…See More
Oct 9
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Many students have to cheat and fake their way through college.

 Article discusses the phenomenon of students buying term papers on the Internet. Why do they need to do this? Simple. K-12 does a terrible job of teaching the basics: reading, writing, grammar, spelling. It really does appear, judging by quotes in this article, that students who can write a grammatical paragraph are the exception. Meanwhile, the colleges don't want to look too closely as they would lose a huge number of customers if they enforced official standards. All those student loans…See More
Sep 19
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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
Author of eight books, poet, artist, education reformer. Founded Improve-Education.org in 2005. Have 400 education articles and videos on internet. (YouTube Videos just passed 2.5 million views.)

Specialty is explaining bogus theories and methods commonly found in public schools. My goal is to help the school system reform itself. Another goal is to help parents protect their children against harmful pedagogy.

Twitter name is @educatt

Literary site is Lit4u.com
What is your present job title?
Consultant
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

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Have you heard the word dysteachia?? You will.

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Here is one of the most important fault lines in American K-12....

Many children in elementary school don't learn to read in a timely way. The school naturally doesn't want anyone to think it's their fault. So they blame the pupils. The  children have something wrong with their brains, some genetic mistake, some disability. It's not the school's fault if they can't teach a damaged child to read.

Quite commonly in the US, this genetic mistake is…

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You can teach a child to read

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 8:49pm 0 Comments

 Ever since 1931, when our Education Establishment terminated phonics in the public schools, literacy has been in free fall.

This whole thing is grotesque. The Emperor has no clothes; he's covered with red sores that suggest a horrible infection, probably syphilis. But 1000 professors of education ooooh and…

Continue

The content of their character??

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

 "....the content of their character." Martin Luther King clearly thought it's important.

 Children in public schools don't hear that message anymore. They're not encouraged to work harder, be all they can be, all that old-fashioned stuff.

 Now it's enough if children slide through at a slovenly level, cutting corners, maybe cheating a little, rarely finishing anything on time.

 The attack on character,…

Continue

"The Kids Have Given Up"

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

Last week, a retired schoolteacher left a comment on one of my articles, probably the saddest comment I’ve seen.

 He retired after 30 years, then two years later he returned as a substitute. He said that he could feel the additional decline that had taken place in that short time. Another teacher commented by way of explanation: “The…

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