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Huh? “Preparing students to successfully compete in today’s world marketplace.”

High stakes testing, CCSS, charter schools, etc. have the stated mission of “preparing students to successfully compete in today’s world marketplace.” This is insanity. This is destructive for the child and the nation. John Goodland discusses this in his Educational … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, 1843 – Education Today

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
In 1843 Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol which speaks to an identical issue we face today. “This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want (Poverty). Beware them both… but most of all beware this…

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The Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed

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“One major theme in A Christmas Carol was rooted in Charles Dickens’ observations of the plight of the children of London’s poor. In 1839 it was estimated that nearly half of all funerals in London…

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A Christmas Carol and President Obama

Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol in 1843? Dickens visited Field Lane Ragged School in London. “Field Lane and similar schools left Dickens completely appalled. Like the treadmill (which was attached to nothing and served no purpose except … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed

“One major theme in A Christmas Carol was rooted in Charles Dickens’ observations of the plight of the children of London’s poor. In 1839 it was estimated that nearly half of all funerals in London were for children under the … Continue reading

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