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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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Inquiry, Systems, Relationships, and Learning – and the Loss of Integrity in Science Education

Once upon a not so distant time, I was a “science educator,” and more specifically a science teacher educator. Some of you who may read this may have known me in that role or an even further back role of … Continue reading

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A Brief Look at Warm Data in the Contexts of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Education

Warm Data is a new term coined by Nora Bateson (2016, 2017a, 2017b) to address issues with current research in the natural and social sciences. Such data can be contrasted with the all too familiar “cold data” of measurement and … Continue reading

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The “Common Core” of Ignorance

For decades, but actually for centuries, educational scholars have been pushing for ways of teaching that engage children and contribute to their growth and development as thoughtful participants in society. However, corporate and political forces always seem to win out … Continue reading

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Greenpeace… Book Review

Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World by Rex Weyler (2004, Rodale Press, 612 pp) I just finished reading Rex Weyler’s Greenpeace…, which I purchased shortly after meeting Rex at a conference in July. His … Continue reading

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Controlled Burns – May Be Much Worse for our Health Than We Think

Controlled burns have always bothered me conceptually, but the recent burns that have blanketed the city have been affecting my immediate health (and I’m in reasonably good health otherwise). So, I started poking around on the internet about the health … Continue reading

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