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I was introduced to the educational path known as “ Critical Pedagogy” by my ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 90 comments on Wed Oct 20, 2010 at 01:57 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Angelajean and I founded our Daily KOS “Educational Alternatives” group because we both believe that our youth (and their families) would be much better served in their development if they had a ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I find it sad to watch what is happening to our nation’s public education system. It seems fixated in the thrall of a bureaucratized, regimented, OSFA (one size fits all) approach to learning ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 32 comments on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 01:08 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I thought it was appropriate to follow up yesterday’s discussion launched by my thoughts about trying to sort out a few of the societal issues around homeschooling, and whether it is an ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 143 comments on Sat Sep 19, 2009 at 12:34 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
For her graduate school thesis, our friend Brenda opened an alternative charter school in the fall of 2000 which our daughter Emma attended for her three middle school years. Emma’s mom ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 04:35 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Starting in third grade with learning the multiplication tables, our son Eric started having a problem with school. By seventh grade he would not do any homework, had been diagnosed with ADD, was ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 58 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 06:53 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I was happy to see this piece, “A Case for Educational Markets From the Left”
by leftyparent
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Apr 22, 2011 at 03:36 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I’ve been studying the overview of the new math standards proposed by the American Conference of Governors. I know there is a big push to get more kids prepared in K-12 school to enter ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
So what the heck does it mean to be an “internally motivated learner”? Is such an animal the exception or the rule? And can internal motivation drive even formal academic learning? In ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 09:50 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
What I have gotten paid to do over the past fifteen years is to be a “systems analyst”, a job that involves understanding all the component parts that make a business process and/or the ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 08:33 AM PST with 3 Recommends
There is an extensive article in today’s online edition of Education Week ,
by leftyparent
Comment Count 95 comments on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I am heartened to read in Business Week the results of a recent survey of 1500 chief executives, which I believe validates the need for many diverse educational paths for youth including ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat May 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM PDT with 1 Recommend