Education Isn't Broken, So Stop Trying to "Fix" It

Three important reasons why the common wisdom that education is "broken" and "failing" and needs "fixing" is nonsense.

Enhancing Teacher Value by Spending More Time in Higher-Value Roles

Some thoughts on how to enhance the value of teachers by spending more time in higher-value roles.

Standardized Testing as Cultural/Social Engineering (2): Testing vs. Talent

The concept of talent shows us that testing is more about cultural/social engineering than it is about human potential development.

Standardized Testing as Cultural/Social Engineering (1): The Tiger Mother Argument

To what extent do PISA and other standardized test scores really only measure proficiency in cultural or social engineering? "Tiger mothers" may offer one clue to the answer...

Why Narrow Definitions of "Evidence-Based" Are Useless

Narrowly-defined evidence standards for "what works" in K-12 education actually prove what doesn't work...

The Value of Curriculum Core(s)

Core curricula have their issues, but do "curriculum cores" make more sense? This ETCJ posting explores the question...

Do We Really Need a Core Curriculum?

Do we really need a core curriculum? I'm struggling for an answer, as this ETCJ blog posting explains.

The Six Levels of Change: Why the Distinctions Are Important

The previous post described six levels of change where the cyberization of education is happening.

Cyberized Education: The Six Levels of Change

Higher education has become cyberized -- fundamentally dependent on online and other digital technologies the way that it more or less entirely depends on electricity at present.

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