The Big Picture
The enties here focus on the environment that promotes waste, unreason, ineptitude, and harm.
Prometheus Was a Woman. Here's what happens to smart and good-hearted teachers when the high achievement of their students threatens "progressive" colleagues.
Education Wars. This epistle discusses the war between the education establishment and the anti-establishment. It identifies the persons and groups in each camp and differences in their values and beliefs.
Tales Told By Idiots. This screed describes anti-rationality and near-psychotic thinking and speaking so prominent among the eduquacks who control Edland.
Things Fall Apart. This most excellent essay identifies some of the reasons why ed schools and public schools get away with using one faddish and destructive curriculum and method after another, in what amounts to experimentation on children, and also suggests that they regard our nation as theirs to mold according to their social vision.
1968. Revolutionary fervor, combined with arrogance and ignorance, fueled progressive education, stifled the use of effective curricula defined "oppressive" (because teachers were authority figures), and eventually filled colleges with perfessers whose emotional development stopped at toddlerhood.
Technology and Equality? What if every kid had a hand-held computer?
The progressive mind. The shared intellectual disorder of progressivism dominates Edland. T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" expresses it well.
We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar