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

Standardized tests benefit P.E.I. studnets

October 16, 2014 Published in The Guardian (Charlottetown) Standardized testing has long been a topic of significant debate in the Prince Edward Island legislature. During one particularly heated exchange on December 4, 2013, MLA James Aylward [...]

Is NSTU digging in against standardized tests?

October 8, 2014 Published in The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) It looks like the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union intends to step up its opposition to standardized testing — again. The Primary Elementary Teachers Association, one of its affiliates, pla[...]

Alberta teachers' union misses the point about SLAs

October 1, 2014 The Alberta Teachers’ Association has correctly identified a problem but in doing so it has missed the bigger picture. The ATA is worried about administering the province’s new Student Learning Assessments (SLA) for Grade [...]