Public Education just keeps making damaging decisions. Computers in most cases should not be part of the school day – and certainly NOT for young children. Students need to learn to listen, work, think, interact comfortably and constructively, and learn how to be productive, considerate, self-controlled citizens.
A great article from Dr. Carole Haynes.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Dr. Carole Haynes Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:16 AM To: Subject: Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction
Attention spans have plummeted..
The Haynes Report Dr. Carole H. Haynes
August 10, 2018
Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction,
Says Edtech Chief
Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.
Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games,says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.
Speaking at a debate on artificial intelligence and education, Midha claimed people are obsessed with video games” but are “totally out of love” with “traditional forms of instruction” involving “pen and paper.” He gushed that kids can learn a video game without being taught how and, within two days, will be doing “headers.”
Does that mean they can become little math geniuses by acing a video game?
Yet Midha is right about one thing: students’ attention spans are shrinking. Bucket loads of research show that long term skimming of online information, together with interactive distractions, has resulted in lower comprehension. International research also found that heavy users of classroom technology scored worse on math and reading tests. Continue reading →
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 7:31 PM Subject: ALTERNATIVE MATH — SHORT FILM — WHAT TEACHERS MIGHT EXPERIENCE IN THE AGE OF, “ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A TROPHY.” — 7.23.18
ALTERNATIVE MATH – SHORT FILM
Here’s an example of what teachers might experience in this age of, “All participants receive a trophy.”
FreedomProject’s Academic Director, Dr. Duke Pesta, interviews Dr. Sandra Stotsky on the demonstrable failures of Common Core. According to a new study from the Pioneer Institute, the move to Common Core has decimated academic achievement in Massachusetts. Prior to adopting the Core, Massachusetts schools and educational standards were the finest in the nation, in large part because of the work of Dr. Stotsky. Now, Common Core has relegated Massachusetts to the same underachieving, politicized, centralized mediocrity plaguing the rest of the country’s public schools. Learn more @ http://www.fpeusa.org/commoncore
Some really rough notes (with errors) of the video
taken by Donna Jack:
[Common Core] It is everywhere in our schools, and has evolved beyond English and Math – to become a national way to look at every subject.
It is in the textbooks, and other materials, and in our college readiness tests. Anything aligned to Common Core is basically Common Core. Continue reading →
I have witnessed since my first child went to school around 1975, that the schools have been used as Change Agents – to mold our country into a socialist paradise [which is an oxymoron (a combination of contradictory or incongruous words)]. One of the first things socialist governments do as they take over is to confiscate all guns.
This walk-out today is a continuation of the efforts of the Left to take away all guns.
The schools in my part of Colorado carried out this “walk-out” tactic during school hours, to use students to give the impression that the students were rising up — because they wanted the majority of 3 republicans on the school district school board to be recalled. Once again, it was controlled and orchestrated by the school unions. Unions pressured teachers, and teachers pressured students into marching. Teachers called in”sick” and did not come to school. This put a huge burden on the school district. Students didn’t know why they were marching, except for sound bites told to them by their teachers.
You will find that this is the case today as well. One friend told today, that her son’s teacher told his English class that they had to protest today. The peer pressure alone is going to empty the schools — kids don’t like to be singled out – and they don’t want to be punished with low grades, or other methods of punishment used in the classrooms.
A quote from the end of the article below:
“Asking them to disrupt learning time, during the regular school day, to make a political statement is unconscionable,” she adds. “It shows what little regard national organizers actually have for the students whose individual schools they hope to destabilize or for the adults who are charged with running them.”
Parents need to begin to pay attention to what is going on within the schools of this nation — and seriously ask if it is safe to keep their children within the federal system.
It is dangerous to blindly fall for catchy phrases connected with learning. If a parent cares about their child and their future, the parent should dig into the meanings and implications connected with: digital learning; personal data collection connected to their child or children; easy ways to get college credit; individualized education – and a host of other current educational terms, theories and practices. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy language — and find out what is really happening in school.
Learn about “Blockchain Technology in Education.” An excerpt from article below: “In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or ‘digital transcript.'”
From: Donna Garner [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 5:10 PM To: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION – BY JANE ROBBINS –TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION- 1.12.18
“Blockchain Technology and Education” — by jane robbins
Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education (SGE) recently announced development of a system to apply blockchain technology to education. Parents who are concerned about the increasing digitalization of their children’s education, about security of their private data, and about the future of education in general should take note.Continue reading →
It is an old, old story. Education reformers in Education promise the moon, and keep hampering teachers from doing their jobs of educating our children — as the education in our country continues to lag further behind other countries in the world.
The same is true when these same education reformers insist on changing things to make schools safer. They make schools more unsafe.
From: Donna Garner [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 8:22 AM Subject: WHEN SCHOOL-DISCIPLINE “REFORM” MAKES SCHOOLS LESS SAFE — COMMON CORE CAUSES DECLINE — BY HESS & EDEN — NATIONAL REVIEW — 12.15.17
12.15.17 — National Review
Excerpts from this article:
National Review When School-Discipline ‘Reform’ Makes Schools Less Safe
by Frederick M. Hess & Max C. Eden December 15, 2017 4:00 AM
Progressive education experts don’t seem to care that the policies they advocate are hurting the students who need the most help... Such tales are painfully familiar to those who track the world of school reform. There’s a rhythm to it: Progressive reformers have an idea that they think should work; the idea doesn’t work; reformers claim to see hints of promise and explain that the problem is one merely of “implementation”. . . and then the cycle repeats. Meanwhile, teachers and parents are left to pick up the pieces…Continue reading →