Rants and Raves with tag: dumbing down


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Education: What A Wonderful World It Would Be
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Education: What A Wonderful World It Would Be

Posted 2 months ago by BruceDPrice|3 Comments|298 Views
What a wonderful world it would be if, for example, the people in charge of our public schools really believed in knowledge. If, for example, the... more
Excuses, Critical Thinking, and American Decline
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Excuses, Critical Thinking, and American Decline

Posted 3 months ago by BruceDPrice|4 Comments|263 Views
Our Education Establishment never mentions the art of making excuses; but it's the one thing they do really well.I've made this point in many articles,... more
An Education Message for 2014
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An Education Message for 2014

Posted 3 months ago by BruceDPrice|21 Comments|415 Views
With some help from Abraham Lincoln:----------------------------------------. Four score and seven years ago our progressives brought forth in... more
WIRED is TIRED on education
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WIRED is TIRED on education

Posted 4 months ago by BruceDPrice|4 Comments|328 Views
WIRED is my favorite magazine. I read it cover to cover each month. (For those who don't know, WIRED reports on technology from broad societal and... more
Common Core is worse than we thought
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Common Core is worse than we thought

Posted 5 months ago by BruceDPrice|1 Comment|940 Views
Common Core is full of pretentious little gimmicks, each a potential Pandora's box of nasty surprises.For example, there is one called Close Reading,... more
Why no large-scale testing of American education ideas??
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Why no large-scale testing of American education ideas??

Posted 5 months ago by BruceDPrice|3 Comments|446 Views
So much of modern, progressive education pretends to be based on big, profound insights and massive research.More often, bits of theory and dabs... more
Princeton, Harvard, and Yale can help improve K-12 education
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Princeton, Harvard, and Yale can help improve K-12 education

Posted 6 months ago by BruceDPrice|4 Comments|420 Views
I've often had a fantasy where, circa 1955, the Chairmen of the Departments of English at Princeton, Harvard and Yale stand on the steps of the Library... more
English Hieroglyphics are fun and easy to read
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English Hieroglyphics are fun and easy to read

Posted 7 months ago by BruceDPrice|8 Comments|1,671 Views
Hey, wait a minute, you're thinking. There's no such thing as English hieroglyphics. There are Egyptian hieroglyphics, Sumerian hieroglyphics, maybe... more
Education: “Hello, dumbness, my old friend!”
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Education: “Hello, dumbness, my old friend!”

Posted 7 months ago by BruceDPrice|3 Comments|382 Views
Title is riff on the famous line by Simon and Garfunkel, "Hello, darkness, my old friend." Like the original, this article is a sad song about darkness.It's... more
California, Hawaii, and Alaska are neighboring states
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California, Hawaii, and Alaska are neighboring states

Posted 9 months ago by BruceDPrice|12 Comments|850 Views
Millions of Americans believe that Hawaii, Alaska and California are touching or almost.These people have seen this proximity on maps. There's California... more
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