Skip to comments.Outspoken Education Site Celebrates 6th Birthday, Urges Americans To Demand More From Public Schools
Posted on 10/06/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice
Summary: Improve-Education.org is a unique education site, with 62 lively articles on a range of intellectual topics. A major focus is explaining why public schools are mediocre and how we can do better.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA (Free-Press-Release.com) October 5, 2011 --Explaining how American education can succeed is the main mission of Improve-Education.org, says Bruce Price, founder of the site. Once we understand what went wrong, then we can fix it. Truth is, most of our problems are the direct result of using flawed theories and methods.
Heres my fairly depressing conclusion. Our Education Establishment pretends to be a smart elite interested in the education of children. In reality, I believe the top educators are preoccupied with social engineering. As a result, they end up skimping on their real job -- education. They cant seem to get away from their ideological compulsions. In the process, they dumb down the schools, and their own profession.
Improve-Education.orgs broader goal is to be a strategic ally to every person and group trying to make sure young Americans dont grow up to be ignorant Americans. Im especially rooting for charter schools and homeschooling, Price says. We need more diversity in education and more local control.
Improve-Education.org offers dozens of original, clearly written articles on subjects as diverse as robots, Latin, birds, history, poetry and design. Theres lots of lively intellectual content for teachers, parents, students, and general readers.
Two areas receive special emphasis at Improve-Education.org: A) the well-known, highly-promoted educational methods that never seem to work as promised are aggressively dissected; and B) the common reading methods that have resulted in widespread illiteracy are thoroughly analyzed.
A) FLAWED THEORIES AND METHODS DECONSTRUCTED:
34: The Con In Constructivism
36: The Assault On Math
45: The Crusade Against Knowledge [etc.]
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Demand that public schools be abolished in favor of private schools.
The educational establishment continues to ram through one-size-fits all programs that work GREAT in theory and in teachers’ professional developments (where everyone asked to try it out has a college degree!) — but NEVER quite work as promised in the classrooms. OOOPPPS!
These theories are hatched in ivory towers by theoreticians who would NEVER deign to set foot on a modern high school campus! Yet, the government continues to buy these stupid programs and demand we implement them — millions of dollars for yet another failure! (as I explained with the Language! program).
No one ever asks us teachers, of course, as to what does/doesn’t work.
I have been through MANY of these bogus programs that once and for all promise to close the achievement gap!! According to the Cato Institute, these failed programs have cost American taxpayers 1.85 trillion dollars since 1965.
AND, worst of all, no one is ever held responsible for these boondoggles.
And that’s for starters!!
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