Good Schools Do Not Burn Children’s Bridges Ahead Of Them

The “school choice” cry, which has become the basis for those who proffer charter schools, virtual schools and vouchers as an answer to fixing education, has had a devastating effect on those who are working to improve public education. The idea that parents have studied and know the complexities of training and education, and that they can seek programs for their children that equal the…

Message To Obama And The USDOE From Educators And Parents

We must bypass the hijacked systems which control education and ensure that, with Federal guidelines, states guarantee every student an interdisciplinary comprehensive, fact-based education as the foundation for schooling in the Information and Interactive Age. To build and maintain our nation we must have cohesive principles such as common standards and purpose, not the anarchy of divergent interests taking over our schools to manipulate the…

A Broken Educational System Is National Suicide

Like it or not, we have entered a new age through technological portals so complex they are beyond our individual ability to comprehend. It is not “maybe someday,” or “sometime in the future,” that we must plan for, it is NOW as we enter the second decade of the Information Age and begin to comprehend the Interactive Age. We are already beyond the point of…

Part II: Understanding Corporation Interests vs. The Rest Of Us

Under the banner of organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, and economic development organizations, which read, “Working To Support Business And Free Enterprise,” corporate CEOs are able to merge with, cajole and coerce our elected officials and the public into believing they are a positive force. If this were true, theirs would be a bipartisan effort. Behind these corporate managers are boards of directors that…

Part I: Understanding Corporations vs. The Rest Of Us

Part I:  Defining the forces There are now many millions of citizens in the US who focus on others, are empathetic, give time, energy and love to others, and represent the most sacred ideals of beings. These highly evolved humans populate our medical fields, our schools, and service organizations. They are now one of the largest “minorities” in American. For the first time in the…

Educational Change And Development Is Happening Now For 21st C. Learners

Educators know that all students must be in interactive relationships with mentors and instructors. Now, with access to unlimited virtual space and time for instruction, the teacher’s role becomes connector, mentor, guide, and evaluator. The teachers necessary for the 21st Century set the parameters within which specific learning takes place. They set the focus of learning and design or access the resources most applicable to…

Corporate Veils Hide Greed And The Subversion Of Our Democratic Process.

Managers of these amoral “legal entities” hide behind corporate veils which protect them from most liability. When a corporation is driven by profit and greed, its management targets our elected representatives using subversive outfits like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and a system of financial coercion and rewards. They hand state legislators the changes in the laws they desire and coerce our elected representatives to…

Teachers Who Prostitute Themselves On The Altar Of Education

Lack of professionalism and teachers who prostitute themselves on the altar of education have allowed soulless, amoral corporations to take over many of our public educational systems and access public education tax dollars. Subversive groups like ALEC, and profit-driven ‘educational’ corporations, use the failures of these ‘weak link educators’ to discount the entire profession and all American schools. They use teachers and our innocuous teachers…

Forcing Teachers to Do What They Know Is Wrong

How dare they call teachers dishonest when they fight for quality education! Teacher all over the country are being forced to teach to limited, invalid tests meant to measure student, teacher and school proficiency. If these educators truly understand their responsibilities to each learner, they know that tests used to place, punish and placate are worthless. Every teacher is forced to change instruction so students…

The Damage Tests Do

  Hi, I’m writing this from Mexico as I continue my search for quality education. I’ll be back in Arizona, and then in Dubai, Zambia, London, Prague, Berlin, and Scotland by the end of  August. When you really want to teach something, you want the students to focus, concentrate, think about the stimulus question, and demonstrate that they have mastered the correct information.  Variations of…