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All Hail the Common Core!

Amazing! I thought that public schools could not adopt a curriculum that is any more utilitarian than they already have! But thanks to the new almost universally adopted so-called “Common Core” we can look forward to an even more pragmatic … Continue reading

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Berkeley… Here We Go Again!

Well, what is summer for except for dabbling in the writings of “Enlightenment Thinkers?” I enjoy this particularly because it is kind of like investigating a crime scene…”Who Killed Liberal education?” For the past several years I have been heaping … Continue reading

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Schools…What’s the Difference?

At some point one begins to wonder what the real difference is between the education offered at the prestigious $25,000+ per year private school and the conventional garden variety public school? Garden Variety Public School Prestigious Private School Or for … Continue reading

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Textbooks

My daughter read the last post about textbooks and fastfood restaurants¬†¬†and pointed out that the article did not really contain many substantive reasons for why text books are boring. She wondered even about the point of the post. I told … Continue reading

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