Networks, Community, and Early Childhood Education

Today's post borrows more of John Taylor Gatto's ideas -- in particular his summation of the profound difference between networks and community and how recognition of these differences is pretty important in the efforts at bettering our children's education -- or more broadly: in sensibly developing our community's well-being. The people who have come to … Continue reading Networks, Community, and Early Childhood Education

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Reply to: Ben Markus – HPR News

Aloha Ben, Thanks for your prompt reply. I'd only feel right if I sent along the URL to a little ditty I wrote about said piece. I hope you will take any polemical vibe as in the name of healthy dialectical policy debate. I do quite enjoy your work on HPR and hope you get … Continue reading Reply to: Ben Markus – HPR News

Preschool and The Great Training Robbery

The following report by Ben Markus was broadcast on Hawaii Public Radio: Recruiting Early Childhood Educators President Obama has pledged billions for early childhood education. This new emphasis on preschool is prompted, in part, by new brain science... and economic studies. Researchers have shown that for every dollar spent on preschool many more dollars are … Continue reading Preschool and The Great Training Robbery