Is there a suicide prevention hot-line for teacher unions? There oughta be. “A half-century ago, teachers unions had a place in the American public. Now they have forgotten their place … going from protectors … to enablers of greed and malfeasance.” Half of America now sees teacher unions in a negative light. And the unions … Continue reading The Teacher Union War On Parents
Homeschoolers ... you're next. The feds have captured the public schools ... and now they wanna make sure you can never escape. Orwell yourself and come to terms with what awaits your children on the horizon of government controlled education. Huxley yourself into the world of tomorrow when they will be plugged into lifetime situations based … Continue reading Education’s Armageddon: Homeschooling
WHAT A MESS! Wait! Wait! Wait! This Common Core reform was supposed to turn every kid into a planetary genius ... too smart for the rest of the world. Finland was gonna beg for our secrets. China and Japan, too. Bill Gates told us so. David Coleman swore on a stack of SATs. Arne Duncan … Continue reading Common Core Blows Up! Let’s ‘Act’ Surprised!
Check your child for neck bolts … the educational Frankensteins are at it again. Forget geography, language arts, and math … schools are now all about feelings. And emotions. And attitudes. It’s the hot-rage in education … the creepy premise that schools can instill acceptable human emotions and reactions in your child because … I … Continue reading The Lost Schools
Childhood is taking a beating … pounded by ill-intentioned adults who seem in a special hurry to disease it with a certain regimentation. Quick to poison any spontaneity or innocence … and slam kids into adulthood before their own childhood is barely underway. What the heck are we doing? The last decade has seen furious … Continue reading Who Killed Mister Rogers?
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." -B. F. Skinner It was just a matter of time. And time’s up. And to think how many Sunday afternoons I sacrificed reading and rating essays. All those margin scribbles ... and all those chin-up, keep-the-faith notes of encouragement. Had I taught in this moment … Continue reading Robo-Education
Anne LaValle, New York's most relentless Anti-Common Core mother, reminds us of an unpleasant anniversary. Five years ago, every 8th grader in New York State was required to write an essay validating this statement: "A structured work day of 8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of recreation is best not only … Continue reading Yes! It’s THAT Bad!
Someone's gotta lean on the horn. That child's story has the worriment of a damaged adult on the edge. But she's perhaps a hundred months old. She's an Xbox junkie ... a "gamer" ... found sitting "in a puddle of her own urine ... so hooked ... she wouldn’t even go to the toilet ..." When her father threatened to … Continue reading Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma
BIG PHILANTHROPIES EXPLORE NEW INVESTMENTS IN THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signaled interest this week in funding research to improve student outcomes in writing, math and executive function. Through a request for information PostedTuesday, the philanthropies are seeking "promising ideas" on the way students learn … Continue reading Gates & Zuckerberg Partner-What Could Go Wrong?
How much does misery cost? "About another $12.1 billion over the next few years. Nationally exceeding $80 Billion since 2010." That should be some first-class misery. And it’s on you. Your treat! Enjoy! The vulture capitalists can smell your misery from miles away … and they’re so ready to pick your wallets clean. Big … Continue reading The High Cost of Common Core Misery