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Early Warnings about Today’s Education Crisis

Early Warnings about Today’s Education Crisis

EARLY WARNINGS about Today's Education Crisis By Linda Dobson The warnings about education you are about to read were gathered in 1994 in preparation for The Art of Education, a book released in 1995. Education has not been fixed. Will you stand up to be part of the solution today? Time is running out. I can't help thinking of the Venetian [...]

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience?

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience?

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience? By Linda Dobson OK, it's bad enough that school's myopic attention to the intellect creates damaging imbalance. But insult is added to injury when they place an extraneous value on your child's work; a value which routinely considers only the end [...]

Crisis in The Classroom

Crisis in The Classroom

"But if one looks at what actually goes on in the classroom - the kinds of texts students read and the kind of homework they are assigned, as well as the nature of the classroom discussion and the kinds of tests teachers give - he will discover that the great bulk of students' time is still devoted to detail, most of it trivial, much of it [...]