Fixing Our Schools

We should not discard educational practices merely because they are traditional. Rather, we should respect and sustain educational practices—both traditional and modern—that are proven to be successful.

Michael Supports:

Standardized testing
Clear curriculum content
Teachers as experts
School choice
Consistent discipline

Michael Opposes:

Meaningless Edu-babble
Vague curricular outcomes
Teachers as mere guides
One-size-fits-all schools
Capitulating to troublemakers

 

Watch one of Michael’s presentations (August 17, 2012), in which he debunks many of public education’s foolish fads.

Recent Articles

Manitoba needs to reverse its steep academic decline

July 17, 2014 Manitoba has had fifteen years of academic decline in reading, math, and science. That is the track record of the current NDP government. Once near the Canadian average, Manitoba now sits second last out of the Canadian provinc[...]

Forgo failed education fads

June 5, 2014 Published in The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia schools could be in for some major changes. The Minister’s Panel on Education, struck by the Liberal government, will review public education and make recommendations. But if [...]

Let's treat teachers like they're professionals

May 28, 2014 Published in the Calgary Herald It’s not easy being a teacher. Teachers receive most of the blame when things go wrong, but they are powerless to make real changes in the system. That’s because they have little choice but to foll[...]