Common Core: Same Old, Same Old

In the 1990s, Outcomes-Based Education had many parents in an uproar. I attended and spoke at a meeting in Greensburg, PA - the State Board of Education was listening to parents voice their opinions about Outcomes Based Education, which was then in vogue. I believe both Anita Hoge and Peg Luksik were present that day.… Continue reading Common Core: Same Old, Same Old

Origins and Purposes of Government Education

For centuries, literacy in Europe was accessible only to a few elites. Gutenberg's moveable-type printing press, ca. 1450, speedily transformed the production of books, making them cheaper and more widely accessible, leading to rising demand for education. Another factor was the Reformation, with its tenet that people should read and understand the Bible in their… Continue reading Origins and Purposes of Government Education