Feb 25th, 2020 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 5 min read

WHO COULD POSSIBLY OPPOSE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE? Who could possibly oppose universal healthcare?  Universal health insurance makes sense (Medicare for all). Every other citizen-centered society has universal health care. The USA does not. Why? Follow the money: Who profits from stopping citizens from having adequate, affordable medical coverage? Let’s look at the compensation of people who have almost unlimited money to spend protecting their interests at…

America: Blindfolded and Placed Against the Wall

Jan 11th, 2020 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 3 min read

During the holiday break, we traveled on a road paralleling THE BORDER WALL, a great scar on the landscape and a steel barrier being built as a tribute to Trump. It gives the middle finger to all those who choose freedom, morality, decency, and love. The Wall is a path of destruction 50 feet wide across pristine lands. A horrible manifestation of evil sprouting 26-30…

IN TIMES TOO DIFFICULT TO CONTEMPLATE FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN …

Jul 17th, 2019 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 5 min read

What kind of education will our children need to be successful in their future; a world filled with artificial intelligence. Ten students gather regularly around a campfire, to experience community and to explore their ideas about what the school of the future should look like. Their discussions lead them to explore skills that will prepare them to control AI, be successful, and exemplify the highest…

NON-ELECTED WEALTH-DRIVEN FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OWN OUR GOVERNMENT

Hey, I’m blogging again. My last blog was in June. I am completing research and writing a new book exploring the challenges presented by AI and machine intelligence and the evolution of our education system so that we prepare humans to use and control artificial intelligence. Since 2016, Dan Kenley and I have recorded over thirty hours of podcast interviews on our Insights Into Education…

WHAT MUST HAPPEN

Jun 15th, 2018 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 3 min read

Sessions must be removed as Attorney General of the United States.  He openly lied to Congress many times at his confirmation hearing. These lies were televised and obvious to the American people.  He is responsible for acts and statements of racial bias, not limited to his investment in privatizing prisons and incarcerating persons of color.  He often acts against the majority will of the American…

REMEMBERING GEORGE AND SUE KELLY

Mar 5th, 2018 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 2 min read

George was a powerhouse who worked dawn-to-dusk.  In 1968 he was in his seventies but seemed a young fifty. Everywhere he went, his worn shovel was in his hand. When he wasn’t setting a fruit tree of jabbing at a noxious weed he was following a wall and unearthing an ancient room. At night, sitting within the cool, thick walls of their beautiful home, we…

AS AN EDUCATOR I’VE HELD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

Let’s start with a no-brainer:  No Education Without Immediate And Practical Application. That sums up all that I know about learning, teaching, and education. All that I have observed and found true since I began teaching in 1961. It is the key to understanding why the education systems have been failing our children.  It is the key to understanding why educators who have attempted to…

Did You Miss The Celebration?

Those who are celebrating do not intend to represent our communities. In the primary elections, big money from outside – called Dark Money – succeeded in blocking community interests. Take the future of our public schools for example. By positioning themselves for a win in the general election, they can put in place a plan to destroy our community schools, elected school boards, and the…

Too Many Politicians Reject The Concept Of Representing Those Who Elected Them

Aug 17th, 2016 Community Education, National Education Dialogue, Uncategorized EdwardBerger 2 min read

Sometimes you just need to get away and sit beside a beautiful stream and sort your thoughts. My thoughts were running into each other and processing the same information over and over again. I had chased questions around and around in my head until I had to assume that very little of what I was learning made any sense. I knew I had to find…

We Can Recover From The School Choice Movement

We have over 20 years of data about charter schools (partial schools) and how they have benefited or damaged public education and children. Originally, the purpose of charter schools was to free educators with new insights and give them the support they needed to create education programs that would improve our public schools. Many effective educators believed they could demonstrate ways to break out of…