Tag Archives: John Dewey

Economic Chipmunks: How Americans Fell for Ism’s Central Planning

Economic Chipmunks: How Americans Fell for Ism’s Central Planning “We cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of the people’s souls and thoughts. That is going on today. It … Continue reading

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More Education “Research”? The Imprudence of Implied Submission to Research Data Czars

More Education “Research”? The Imprudence of Implied Submission to Research Data Czars “If there is no God….free love is entirely defensible, and politics based on force is inevitable.” Bernard Iddings Bell in Crisis in Education, 1949 Again, we find ourselves … Continue reading

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Chartered for Shipwreck: Gilligan’s Myopic Education Reforms

Chartered for Shipwreck: Gilligan’s Myopic Education Reforms “Charter schools are set to replace traditional district schools as the dominant form of public schooling if their growth rates continue for a few decades. Given that charters slightly increase what their charges … Continue reading

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Group Discipline: Marx in the Classroom en Route to Animal Farm

Group Discipline: Marx in the Classroom en Route to Animal Farm “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” Walter Lippmann, author of Public Opinion In the trenches of the totalitarian “Isms”, whether it be Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Despotism, … Continue reading

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Trust and The Great Pretenders: Experts & Technology

Trust and The Great Pretenders: Experts & Technology Technetos is the Greek stem meaning “artificial”. The synthetic radioactive metallic element, “Technetium,” was so named, because it was the first element artificially assembled. This technetos designation stands in contrast to that … Continue reading

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Parallel Processing to Pragmatic Perdition: Destruction of church and Education

Parallel Processing to Pragmatic Perdition: Destruction of church and Education Pragmatic is defined as: Active rather than Thoughtful. Pragmatism is defined as: The doctrine that ideas have value only in terms of their practical consequences. Thus, the “What’s in it … Continue reading

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Choice Words regarding: School Choice. Informed Consent.

Choice Words regarding: School Choice. Informed Consent. “Primum non nocere” is the Latin phrase that means ” First, do no harm.”  This phrase stems from the physicians’ Hippocratic Oath and Corpus, which derives from the maxim that: given an existing … Continue reading

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