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  • Boondoggle: The Grand Delusion of American Education

    The author provides abundant, compelling, anecdotal evidence for what is really wrong with American education, and it isn’t what both the U.S education establishment and the politicians (“No Child Left Behind” & “Common Core”) have led Americans to believe it is.

    What’s REALLY wrong is that it is the re-arranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic of a rigid, mechanistic education paradigm that has characterized American schools from the 18th through 20th centuries, but is inappropriate and inadequate for the 21st.

    It goes on to describe how it SHOULD be, which is humane and Socratic, rather than sterile and dogmatic.

  • The Alphabet

    • Are you a parent or teacher struggling to teach the alphabet?
    • Does your student reverse letters or think letters look and sound the same?
    • Is your ESL student confused by the differences in their native language and English?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Alphabet Learned Quickly and Easily can help.