Rants and Raves with tag: dumbing down


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 A Funny Thing Happened In School Today
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A Funny Thing Happened In School Today

Posted 5 days ago by BruceDPrice|10 Comments|162 Views
A funny thing happened in school today. Not funny ha-ha but funny as in bizarre and unexpected. Funny as in funny money.And not just today. Yesterday.... more
Professors are feeling hopeless. Good.
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Professors are feeling hopeless. Good.

Posted 1 month ago by BruceDPrice|12 Comments|641 Views
Lauren Squires, a sociolinguistic professor at OSU, is distressed by the success of the "Word Crimes" parody from Weird Al Yankovic.Professor Squires... more
Education: the media are afraid to tell the truth
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Education: the media are afraid to tell the truth

Posted 1 month ago by BruceDPrice|5 Comments|348 Views
Local newspapers in the US don't cover education in any depth. Maybe they'll tell you superficial and trivial stuff (for example, that a superintendent... more
Education: Fatally Mired in Platitudes and Cliches
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Education: Fatally Mired in Platitudes and Cliches

Posted 2 months ago by BruceDPrice|10 Comments|315 Views
Education has been a mess for many years. But there was a time decades ago when top people in business, the government, and the Education Establishment... more
 Common Core Movie: "Despicable Them"
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Common Core Movie: "Despicable Them"

Posted 2 months ago by BruceDPrice|8 Comments|530 Views
Okay, this is the day I do a favor for Universal Pixs. Here, free of charge, is a bold new concept for a cartoon action comedy. Not just a concept,... more
Bloom
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Bloom's Taxonomy: “What do you think about X?”

Posted 3 months ago by BruceDPrice|3 Comments|570 Views
Sixty years ago, Benjamin Bloom came up with what he said was a superior way to categorize educational goals and activities.The Taxonomy was famous... more
Common Core Collapse: an UPDATE from the front lines
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Common Core Collapse: an UPDATE from the front lines

Posted 4 months ago by BruceDPrice|7 Comments|393 Views
Common Core is a train wreck. That's good news for everybody except the devilish commissars driving this "downbound train." (As Chuck Berry sang,... more
American newspapers don
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American newspapers don't seem to care if kids learn to read

Posted 4 months ago by BruceDPrice|4 Comments|452 Views
Reading gets no respect. It's taught wrong in most public schools, so that tens of millions of Americans end up semiliterate.Schools of education... more
Education: What A Wonderful World It Would Be
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Education: What A Wonderful World It Would Be

Posted 7 months ago by BruceDPrice|3 Comments|528 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 8 months ago by BruceDPrice|6 Comments|421 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
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