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The Corporate—Institutional Connection in Education

Standards, Curriculum, Educational Products, and the Demise of the Teaching Profession   Over the past couple of months, I’ve had an opportunity to spend time examining state and national standards, as well as school district curricular documents. I was doing … Continue reading

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Federal and State Standard, and Local Curriculum Guidelines – Disturbing Documents

I’ve been examining local, state, and federal curriculum guidelines and standards over the past week or so. And, I’m shocked at what people have put together. I’ve never been a fan of standards and prescriptive curricula, so reading these documents … Continue reading

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The Assumption of Linearity in Education

I was listening to a educational materials salesman talk about the “curricula” teachers want with the materials he’s selling. He kept going on about at what grade level kids should learn one thing or another, and that to repeat it … Continue reading

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Books Everyone Should Read

Every once in a while a list of books appears on Facebook or in some magazine article. The list is called the “books everyone should read.” On first glance, the list appears harmless enough, but what issues lurk within such … Continue reading

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Teaching, Learning, and Time

Almost all of schooling is focused around warped uses of time. By “warped” I mean trying to squeeze a lot of material into a short period of time. “Efficiency” is the key word that marks this insidiously warped use of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Adopting Curriculum from Other Countries

The trouble with adopting a curriculum from another country (or even from any different setting in this country or state, etc.) is that the contexts of what is relevant, meaningful, etc. change. However, it all depends on what assumptions we’re … Continue reading

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