Race Based Standards Leaving All Children behind

The Illinois State Board of Education has been granted a waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that will institutionalize racism in our public school system. How is the education bureaucracy doing this? The state is changing the standards students have to meet by “RACE”. Yes, each race will have a separate standard to meet over the […]

Limiting Education Choices

After several weeks of trying to teach my second grader how to ride a bicycle, I became pretty frustrated. I tried instructing Gracie the same way my parents taught me when I was 6. But I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. My poor mother must have run miles up and down West Street in […]

School Districts: Separate But Equal?

In 1954, in Brown vs Board of Education, schools were force to be integrated with the ruling that government sanctioned segregation by race was unconstitutional.  [Emphasis mine] Summary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, 74 S. Ct. 686, 98 L. Ed. 873 (1954). Issue Is the race-based segregation of children into […]

TED: Re-imagining School Series

Click image to play the entire series and read Education Delivery – time for a change. 1. Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity 2. Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education 3. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud 4. Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education 5. Geoff Mulgan: A short […]

Education Delivery – Time for a change

In Conjunction with Jack Roeser The delivery of education has remained basically the same for the past century while other industries have changed delivery methods accordingly with technological advances. To compare, let’s first look at a summary of a couple of other industries: Music Industry Delivery [Overview of Presentation by Derrell Bradford]: Live Performance – […]

Bruce Rauner: No Excuse Video

Bruce Rauner has released a new video. It was also played right before halftime of the Bears Packers game last night. The video highlights Rauner’s views on education. From Rauner press release: “I know the government union bosses will attack me for it, but I’ll keep fighting for better schools until every child in Illinois […]

A moratorium on online learning means missed opportunities for Illinois’ children

SPRINGFIELD – The most startling thing about being a parent for me is how remarkably different each of my three daughters are. It’s as if each was born with a distinct personality. And while they are all bright girls, they learn in distinctly different ways. My 7-year-old- Grace loves to draw and paint, and needs […]