Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why reforming the schools is a waste of time, part 2

As I wrote in my previous post, I’m not much interested in education reform or the political battles over it. The students, and to a degree, the teachers have become pawns in those battles. Most of the battles in the … Continue reading

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Why reforming the schools is a waste of time

As far back as I can remember, school reform has been a contentious issue. It may have been an issue before the USSR launched Sputnik in orbit aroound the earth, but the aftermath of that event was my first recollection … Continue reading

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Is Algebra Necessary?

Andrew Hacker wrote in the New York Times Sunday Review Opinion Pages an article July 29, 2012, entitled “Is Algebra Necessary?” Hacker claims that the drop out rate in both high school and college is directly linked to the Algebra … Continue reading

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Restarting this site. It’s about do-it-yourself learning.

After seven months of time to work on other projects and think about what to do with this site, I’ve decided there is a role for me in the discussion of self education, do-it-yourself learning, or becoming an autodidact. Since … Continue reading

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