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Now that my youngest is finishing her junior year in high school, I can look back through 35 years of teaching my children. For a very long time, we home schooled. The last two went off to private school for an assortment of reasons. Watching how much my children varied in their learning styles, I have come to a number of conclusions:

- Do no harm. Children start wanting to learn. Adults elephant it up.
- Stay with what works, tweak it on the edges - the Toyota model.
- If you want education to improve - IT'S A MANAGEMENT PROBLEM.

The current state of government education in the US is abhorrent. It's an incestuous system where more and more money is poured into it, and less and less comes out. And it's a management problem. I only cite the common-core debacle now being inflicted on students. In an argument with a teacher, I was dismissed as not understanding. The reason no results are seen is because it takes 12 years. So now we have to wait for 12 years, and if it doesn't work, we have another generation of math challenged individuals. Even so, the top 25% will learn in spite of the best efforts to prevent it. You now have standardized tests being skewed for the common core curriculum. Tainted data.

About standardized tests - years ago, the entire point of these tests was not to judge the performance of the teacher or student (that should have happened long before). The point was to see if a student or class had a statistically significant gap in knowledge. All of our children learned to read using phonics. Inherently, we needed to work on spelling, but as we tested them, we also saw interesting results. One child could not capitalize to save his life. We fixed it.


Charlie Gilley
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