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The Problem with Public Schools: Some Blame Teachers, Others Poverty

The Problem with Public Schools: Some Blame Teachers, Others Poverty

I awoke to an interesting Education Week blog post titled "Expecting Too Much from the Best Teachers." As in the general debate about the awful state of American schooling, this post centers on "the blame game." Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard that teachers are getting a fair share of the blame. Heck, we even have [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Schools Embracing Technology?

SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Schools Embracing Technology?

By Linda Dobson While homeschooling in the 80's, my kids got a kick out of learning with a computer. After all, we had the latest and greatest: a Commodore 64 complete with all those floppy disks (when floppy disks were actually somewhat floppy) that made learning fun. There were color and shape matching for the youngest, and the Oregon Trail [...]

3 Out of 5 Community College Entrants Need Remedial Courses

3 Out of 5 Community College Entrants Need Remedial Courses

3 Out of 5 Community College Entrants Need Remedial College Courses By Linda Dobson In an effort to remove the "negative connotation" of the words "remedial college courses," the education bureaucracy now asks us to call remedial courses "developmental courses." Of course, this little word play masks the sorry truth that should have parents [...]

CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

By Linda Dobson After the Los Angeles Times ran an article they termed an "analysis of teacher effectiveness," David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said, "Publishing the database … is irresponsible and disrespectful to the hard-working teachers of Los Angeles." He has called for teachers to boycott the [...]

Oz Never Did Give Nothin’ to the Children They Didn’t Already Have

Oz Never Did Give Nothin’ to the Children They Didn’t Already Have

This article originally appeared in Home Education Magazine in 2001. A  few references are therefore outdated, but we see them as no less important today. While interviewing grown homeschoolers and their parents for Homeschoolers' Success Stories, I heard at least six versions of a belief I have long held: You never understand the system [...]

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