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

Mediocrity in, mediocrity out

October 22, 2014 Published in the Winnipeg Free Press It's been two weeks since Manitoba got the bad news on its results from the Canada-wide tests of students, and I'm still waiting to hear how the provincial government thinks it can arrest th[...]

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[...]