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Head-On Collisions Leading to a Century of Failed School Reform

A friend of mine who happens to be an expert in educational technology, Jon Madian, sent me an interview in which he committed a mistake very similar to that committed by Seymour Papert, and 99% of those who aspire to … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Public Education: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical”

Many people believe that the American founding fathers believed that public education was crucial for democracy, and thus that “we” have an obligation to maintain the government-financed, teachers’ union controlled system that we have today.  David W. Kirkpatrick is a … Continue reading

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