|Subject: School Advisory Councils (SAC) and Re: School espouses benefits of phonics-based education [search "phonics-based" ]|
|Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009|
Using The Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus: http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1998/nov98/focus.html ; Why 'Consensus' is NOT a scientific word. ; (Dinos and Rinos (profile) use this a lot. You can observe its use in biased and weak political, social and scientific realms, speeches and reports.) ( I first saw this used in a FL elementary school "School Advisory Committee" (SAC) about 1993 to quash all parental improvement plans. The way it works is the 6 SAC parents do a fine job designing an effective improvement learning objective say Phonics. The next step is that it is submitted by the "legislative adviser" to the school faculty say 40 school employees for review and they decide "by consensus" not to use it. No appeals, parents thwarted, students lose, dumbed down stupid wins. - ed.) , The Delphi Technique — What Is It?Someone recently asked me for a list of the problems with public education. This book and book review pretty much answers that inquiry:
Allen Quist FedEd: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced. 2002, Maple River Education Coalition (A brief book review is available here: http://www.edwatch.org/lewrockwell/yates.htm - ed.)Homeschooling is an extremely superior alternative. (See hisways.org/usa/index.htm )
Here is another at Amazon: The Harsh Truth About Public Schools [Paperback] Bruce N. Shortt
Here is famous The IndoctriNation video (30 min. Youtube)
Isn't this what some of us (you on Hisways.org) have been saying for 10 years?Mark told me the principal at Ashley's school wants all new members on SAC this year and wants to re write the by-laws.
Did you know about SAC having by-laws?
Sincerely, Marilyn P.
School espouses benefits of phonics-based education
Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow - 9/1/2009 4:20:00 AMA franchise school is pushing for a return to phonics-based education.
Children's Lighthouse is a nationwide franchise that uses the accredited A Beka curriculum. Vice President of operations Rose Morelock says she does not know why schools have abandoned the phonics approach over the last few decades, when it has been a proven method. She adds that individuals ages 12 to 27 years old most likely have been taught to read using the whole language method, which is why Morelock believes individuals in that age group have difficulty reading. ....
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