The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"All your kids are belong to us"

If you doubt my writings about the progressive attempts to instill collectivism in children through education, read this thoughtful piece by Freeman Editor of Content, Max Borders. He examines a direct call to the idea that "We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities."

(And if you wonder what the goofy title of this post refers to, go here.)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bureaucracy Trumps Brilliance

A Wyoming teen, Conrad Farnsworth, built a working fusion reactor in his garage for science fair competitions. He was disqualified - for entering too many competitions.

Education today.

Hattip Mark Sulkowski.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dedicated teacher's commentary on current policies - and resignation

This teacher, from wealthy Highland Park, IL, hits the nail on the head with current educational practices. "Even hatching chicks in kindergarten is prohibited," so that money can be spent on standardized testing.

Individual students, their real learning and needs, don't matter. Hear her explain why.