John Dewey had a lot of praise for communist education in Russia.
“Mom, I have to get out of my history class and transfer to another. I’m never going to learn anything because the kids are so disruptive.”
Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?
Have we done ourselves a disservice in thinking that college is the only way to go?
Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.
Religion has always been a thorny issue in US schools.
The poverty excuse is a "crutch that’s unfounded in evidence."
Education is more than school.
The heads of many tech companies exercise a lot of oversight of their children’s use of electronics. Should other parents do the same?
From Ken Robinson's 2006 talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"
How did the adolescent subculture come to be? Bauerlein believes it is largely because of school.
From the progressive educational reformer.
The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
"For the first time in 25 years, U.S. student scores on the national standardized test have dropped."
The education system should be held accountable if it wants taxpayers' money.
When only 22% of Black students are reading at grade level, you shouldn’t be sending congratulations.
From the famous 19th-century Russian author.
If we want sanity restored to U.S. elections, then perhaps we would be wise to follow this advice.
Maybe it's not too late
Maybe we should explore this idea further...
The lecture format is being abandoned by many college professors.
Improving formal schooling itself is no guarantee of an enlightened society.
Rather than constantly ripping their children, perhaps it’s time for Boomers to make up for what didn’t happen long ago.
Have you ever felt that your child has the potential to excel, but that his school is keeping him average?
What recent Gallup polls tell us.
Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.
The numbers show the need for systemic change.
A group of educators discuss what it means and how to do it.