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I've never been very interested in Ayn Rand until someone told me about a 1970 essay where she explains how Progressive education turns children into monsters. This is everything I’ve been writing about for the last 20 years. But she took it further and deeper. Nothing escapes her clinical gaze. She is actually a great child psychologist.
If you’ve always suspected there are a lot of suspect ideas in…Continue
Curriculum design, that’s where basically all the crimes are committed. That’s where the bogus theories and the defective methods are integrated into every classroom so that no child will be left unscarred.
None of this could happen if the process were rationalized. Experts would propose ideas that are then carefully tested in the field, that is, hundreds of classrooms. Nothing would become operational…Continue
Main revelation (in linked article) is that Sight-words (also known as Whole Language, etc.) is more destructive of boys than of girls. Could you guess why?
Boys by large are confident and cocky. They can climb up on a roof and then jump off the roof. But what if you put something in front of them, an obstacle, that keeps them from ever climbing up on the roof. They will be frustrated and…
Everyone should know the Berys Dixon story....Schoolteacher does what she’s told until one day she realizes she’s been lying to her parents. The method she was teaching does not work. She does her own research, finds her own answers, and for the first time helps most of her children to read.
This woman is so down-to-earth, so straightforward, so honest (I think we can assume) that even a professor of…Continue