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The Education Blob's Revenge

Robyn51 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 1:16 PM
John is right- the education system IS a mess- and an outrage. There is nothing to be done, except to tear it down to the ground and give it BACK to the parents and teachers. Abolish the DOE and create legislation that FORBIDS the federal government from ever- EVER- putting its smelly little fingers in it again. Do away with the "MEd" in "education". Do away with "authentic assessment". Lastly (my favorite)- hang Dewey and Rousseau in effigy on every public school campus in the nation. Make it a holiday!
hwaet2 Wrote: May 02, 2013 8:07 PM
And Piaget who, last I looked, was still being taught to teachers and developmental psych students.
I wrote recently how teachers unions, parent-teacher associations and school bureaucrats form an education "Blob" that makes it hard to improve schools. They also take revenge on those who work around the Blob.

Here's one more sad example:

Ben Chavis, founder and principal of the American Indian Public Charter Schools, got permission to compete with the Blob in Oakland, Calif. Chavis vowed, "We'll outperform the other schools in five years." He did. Kids at the three schools he runs now have some of the highest test scores in California.

His schools excel even though the government spends less on them.

But Chavis paid his...