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U.S. education: Reforming the system Digital Learning

Part 7 of 8

When we consider languages on the curriculum, we have to include computer languages, and the technologies that go with it, as sources of teaching and learning.

Digital Learning

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 7 of 8

When we consider languages on the curriculum, we have to include computer languages, and the technologies that go with it, as sources of teaching and learning.

U.S. education: Reforming the system Curriculum review

Part 6 of 8

Within the framework of the new “Common Core Standards Initiative,” each school must review its own student needs, study plans and curriculum. What can each school, class and teacher do to promote innovative and critical thinking in different subject areas? Do we encourage interdisciplinary study and learning across borders? Is community service on the agenda? What on the curriculum do students really need, and what’s there mainly to torture the students?

Curriculum review

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 6 of 8

Within the framework of the new “Common Core Standards Initiative,” each school must review its own student needs, study plans and curriculum. What can each school, class and teacher do to promote innovative and critical thinking in different subject areas? Do we encourage interdisciplinary study and learning across borders? Is community service on the agenda? What on the curriculum do students really need, and what’s there mainly to torture the students?

U.S. education: Reforming the system The boarding option

Part 5 of 8

Many students who do have nurturing families to go home to in the evening seem to fare better even than private boarding school students when they later reach college and university. This has been noticed by a number of elite “Ivy League” and other higher education institutions, and they have adjusted their admissions assessments accordingly. It is no longer assumed that private school learning is necessarily better than public school learning.

The boarding option

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 5 of 8

Many students who do have nurturing families to go home to in the evening seem to fare better even than private boarding school students when they later reach college and university. This has been noticed by a number of elite “Ivy League” and other higher education institutions, and they have adjusted their admissions assessments accordingly. It is no longer assumed that private school learning is necessarily better than public school learning.

Let’s talk about the academic day

Part 4 of 8

Attempted approaches to improving our public schools

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 2 of 8

What is the real problem?

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 3 of 8

Those who dream up schemes for humiliating students and teachers alike are themselves part of the problem with U.S. education. They do not have one-tenth the qualifications, the experience, the understanding, the humanity or the commitment of the teachers they would purport to assess, grade and de-grade. Let’s cull these specimens of ignorance and inhumanity from positions of influence on U.S. education. Let’s reverse the war on public education.

The purpose of education

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 1 of 8

Many educators today have expressed deep concerns about the direction education is taking in the USA and Europe. I commented on this, not too seriously, in “US Education: Race to the top or the bottom?” (The Lakeville Journal, Dec. 12 and 19, 2013) The following, which will publish in eight parts over the course of time, is a more serious appeal to educational authority and common sense, to reassess and reform our educational system.