What Will Work Best for ALL of Us in Terms of Education?

What is the best way for us to learn and grow? What are the most important things for us to know and understand?

The value of an idea is in the reality it creates. What would the world be like if we made being who we love to be and doing what we love to do our primary objective? Instead of letting fear and money drive our behavior, why not let love and natural passion drive us. Couldn’t […]

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By Robert Jensen / Nov 15, 2012 I want to suggest a slight modification of the University of Texas’ motto, “What starts here changes the world.” A more accurate slogan — while not quite as pithy and probably less effective for public-relations purposes — would be, “What starts here accelerates the destruction of the world.” […]

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Dear School Administrator, Teacher, Parent or Student, On August 19, 2010, my wife, Sandra and I sent President Obama a letter on education with the subject line: Project-Centered Education versus Program-Centered Education. As parents, grandparents and as former members (I was Chairman) of the Parent/Teacher Committee at our children’s elementary school in San Francisco, we […]

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Who Gets to Decide What You Learn?

September 29, 2009

Posted by Megan, selected from Ode magazine Sep 25, 2009 11:21 am My son and I went for a walk tonight and he told me one of his schooled friends asked if he had ever done a math worksheet. My son told him no, why would I need to do that? I do math in […]

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Plague in Schools Part 2: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids

August 23, 2009

by John Taylor Gatto, August 20, 2009 This is part two of a series of five articles that I am publishing on the problems that our public schools are facing. John Taylor Gatto was named ‘New York City Teacher of the Year’ on three occasions. He is also the author of The Underground History of […]

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