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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Common Core, “Worst Large-Scale Education Failure in 40 Years,” Endangers Education Choice

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 23, 2018

In the more sane days gone by, children took a year-end achievement test for which there was no class preparation. Instead, the school year was spent mastering academic content, not constantly preparing for standardized tests. The achievement test score neither affected academic grades nor was used to determine whether the student passed for the year.

Corporate Takeover of American Classrooms 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 15, 2018    Excerpt from "The Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

Rather than creating products that teachers need and want to use, Silicon Valley tech giants decide what they want to sell and then create a sales pitch such as “personalized learning” – code for computerized education that replaces teachers.

Fed & EdTech Partnership Pushes Data Mining And Video Games Into Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 14, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

The U.S. Department of Education has become increasingly aggressive in demanding more personal data on students for various federal grants.

Texas Classrooms Expose Young Children to Harm With Addictive Digital Screens

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 3, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

The TEA is pushing addictive video programs into grades pre-K through 8.  Classroom technology not only leads to worse academic performance for kids, it can also clinically hurt them.

TEA Claims of ‘Dramatic Results’ For Online Math Video Games Are False, Says Expert

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 1, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education" 

Despite the volumes of research about addictive video games, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing math video games in district and open charter schools for grades pre-K through 8.

OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT

The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies 

October 30, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor

P. O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428

cc: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath

American Education:  Center for Identity Politics

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. October 28, 2018

Progressive education reformers have turned quietly away from the failed Common Core Standards and are embracing white privilege and racism as their latest scheme. American education has become a radical left institution of identity politics that pits American against each other.

USDE Secretary DeVos Pushes America Toward World Governance

By Carole Hornsby Haynes September 26, 2018

In his speech to the United Nations assembly in New York, President Trump served notice that “...America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination.”

Despite knowing how the president feels about one-world government, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently signed a declaration that places American education right in the center of the global agenda.

Corporations Say 60% of College Graduates Don’t Have Basic Skills for Hiring

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 16, 2018

Employers report that only 40 percent of of recent college graduates are well-prepared to handle tasks requiring good communication skills. Even worse, fewer than 40 percent are proficient in writing, critical thinking or applying knowledge to real-world situations.

Commissioner George P. Bush Launches Attack On Alamo

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 16, 2018

General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to the Texas State Board of Education about removing from the social studies curriculum standards the Travis letter and “heroic” from descriptions of the Alamo defenders.  He argued that the recommended changes are not about “trimming class time” but rather about “diluting Texas history” and influencing what students will learn about our past.

Use Video Games & Ditch Traditional Instruction, Says Edtech Chief

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. August 10, 2018

Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.

Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games, says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.

The Fed Begins Its Takeover of Private Enterprise & Workers

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. August 2, 2018 

The federal government is poking its nose into filling blue-collar jobs for private businesses by training workers. Yet it has no constitutional authority for involvement in the private sector -- either by planning the economy or training the workforce.

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