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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Texas Education Finance Report Offers Dumb Solution for Illiteracy

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 13, 2019

Fifty-nine percent of Texas third graders cannot read but the Texas Commission on Public School Finance concludes the reason lies in a child’s lack of preparedness for kindergarten.  The 2018 report of the Commission claims, “testimony reflected that students who were kindergarten ready were more than three times more likely to meet the state standard for third-grade reading vs. those students who weren’t.”

Harvard Study Proves Risks of 'Early Schooling'

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 7, 2019   World Net Daily

Whatever happened to childhood and the freedom to run, play, create, climb trees, drink out of garden hoses, play cowboys and Indians without being politically incorrect, take things apart to see how they work, and fantasize without being shamed by adults?

Disastrous Effects of Preschool Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  May 6, 2015 

The crisis in early education in America continues in spite of research-based evidence that, what the U.S. is doing to its young children, is harmful both short and long term.  Policymakers continue to ignore the giant discrepancy between what we know about how youngsters learn and the practices in preschool and kindergarten.  

American Education Is Killing Creativity and Curiosity in Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | March 26, 2015 Education Views (Originally "Texas Politicians Expanding Free Daycare")

An overwhelming number of Texans have indicated they are highly dissatisfied with public education.  

Yet the 84th Legislature, at the lead of Governor Abbott and business leaders, is pulling out all stops to pass legislation that will expand government run education and create free daycare for thousands of illegal immigrant minors.  

Vanderbilt Pre-K Study: More Evidence of Negative Impact Upon Young Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 30, 2015  Education Views 

Government continues to spend money on pre-K programs while lying to taxpayers about how more billions is the solution for at-risk kiddies which, of course, will make adults feel good about themselves.  Politicians who claim their decisions are based upon empirical evidence willfully suppress the research findings that these government pre-kindergartens are actually harmful to students. 

How Effective Are Pre-K Programs?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  May 13, 2015 Education Views 

The crisis in early education in America continues in spite of research-based evidence that what the U.S. is doing to its young children is harmful both short and long term.  Policymakers continue to ignore the giant discrepancy between what we know about how youngsters learn and the practices in preschool and kindergarten.  Short-term studies that show gains in skills such as letter and number recognition are widely touted as justification for didactic and scripted instruction for young children – too often with disastrous effects. 

Life is Over If a 4-Year-Old Can't Read?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  March 11, 2015 | Education Views

Americans are fleeing public schools faster than rats from a sinking ship. Yet Texas politicians have fallen for the line that, if disadvantaged children do not have parents to prepare them for kindergarten, they will trail their classmates and will never be able to catch up.

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