Sam Blumenfeld

William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years, recommends that students not go to Yale or other Ivy League schools, or even strive to go there.

The Education Summit in Boston on October 17-18 featured much bipartisan support for Common Core, charter schools, and other types of "education reform" that won't help American education.

Monday, 23 October 2000 00:00

Finding Hope at Home

The decline of government schools lies in stark contrast to the bright ray of hope offered by the rising star of homeschooling.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:00

Forgotten U.S. History: The Barbary Wars

Not only have most Americans never heard of the Barbary Wars fought during Thomas Jefferson’s administration, but today’s schools don’t even bother to teach about them.

Friday, 08 February 2013 09:30

How to Take Back the Public Schools

Children deserve to be saved from our nihilist public schools by conservatives who know how these children are being cynically used to keep the Left in power. And of course we know that we cannot take back the schools from the top. The radical left owns the schools lock, stock, and barrel. So we must start at the bottom, by encouraging young conservatives to run for school boards as a start of their political careers.

 

Ideas matter. They have consequences. Why did some of the most intelligent educators in America conspire to destroy the brain power of the American people? It doesn’t make sense until you begin to delve into the ideas that formed the basis of their decisions. These ideas swept over them like a giant intellectual tsunami, wiping out their beliefs in the Biblical traditions that had held American society together since its founding.

Most people today still have no idea that our national reading problem is the result of deliberately faulty teaching methods — look-say or sight-reading rather than intensive phonics — which have dumbed down generations of students.

In the 1960s the government threw more money and legislation at the nation's reading problem, but the reading skills of students continued to plummet. The deliberate dumbing down of America has continued to this day.

Progressive educators such as John Dewey implemented their whole-word reading method into schools in the early 20th century. While this reading method was detrimental to the reading ability of millions of Americans, it was allowed to remain the primary method of reading instruction becasue the progressives controlled the teacher's colleges and the "official" publications on reading instruction.

The horrendous massacre at the Sandy Hook primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and seven adults were brutally murdered, indicates that the evil force that turned two normal teenagers at Columbine into nihilist murderers is still very potent.

 

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