Archives for October 2014

Hooking Children to Computers

Day 3: The Skin­ner Hor­ror Files Pro­grammed Instruc­tion: An Intro­duc­tion Exhib­it 1 is from a 1971 text­book Psy­chol­o­gy Applied to Teach­ing by Robert F. Biehler (Houghton Mif­flin Co., Boston). This pho­to illus­trates the ear­ly use of Skin­ner’s PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION in the class­room using a “teach­ing machine” com­put­er. In order to under­stand what has been hap­pen­ing in […]

Failure to pass US surveillance reform bill could still curtail NSA powers

If the Sen­ate doesn’t pass the USA Free­dom Act after the midterm elec­tions, a key sec­tion of the Patri­ot Act could expire Two mem­bers of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives are warn­ing that a fail­ure to pass land­mark sur­veil­lance reform will result in a far more dras­tic cur­tail­ment of US sur­veil­lance pow­ers – one that […]

Your Car’s Phone System Recording All Sounds In Your Vehicle While You Drive

Your car is lis­ten­ing to your every word and record­ing it in the man­u­fac­tur­ers per­ma­nent data­base It’s so excit­ing to pur­chase a new car and sync your smart device up to it so you can make calls while on the road. Near­ly every new car comes equipped with inte­grat­ed on-board com­put­ing to make your driving […]

Why Constructivism and Direct Instruction will Damage Your Child’s Brain – Part 1

Sac­ri­lege! Direct Instruc­tion is bad??? By the end of this 3 part arti­cle I hope to explain what I mean by this before my home­school and char­ter school friends storm the cas­tle, though they do have some­thing to pon­der. Back­ground: What Moti­vates Us I recent­ly lis­tened to a book on tape called “Dri­ve,” by Daniel Pink. […]

The Skinner Horror Files

31 Days of B.F. Skin­ner Hor­ror Sto­ries   Because so much edu­ca­tion reform rests upon Skin­ner’s meth­ods and ide­olo­gies, it is time to tell the truth. The next 31 days this blog will be post­ing cur­rent and his­tor­i­cal infor­ma­tion about the true nature of Skin­ner’s “edu­ca­tion” that has been foist­ed upon our nation’s children.

America’s Electronic Police State

Big Broth­er is not only watch­ing, but gath­er­ing more pow­er The mod­ern sur­veil­lance state is referred to as an elec­tron­ic police state because it uses tech­nol­o­gy to mon­i­tor peo­ple in order to detect and pun­ish dis­sent. The author­i­ties exert social con­trol through spy­ing, harsh law enforce­ment, and by reg­u­lat­ing “priv­i­leges” such as the abil­i­ty to travel. […]

Leave it to Bill!

Day 2: The Skin­ner Hor­ror Files It depends on what the mean­ing of the word “char­ters” ‘is’… Here are excerpts from the Salon arti­cle above: Bill Clin­ton weighed in on the debate over char­ter schools this week, warn­ing that the pub­licly fund­ed yet autonomous schools must keep their “orig­i­nal bar­gain” if they want sup­port as alter­na­tives to […]

Cookie Cutter Common Core & Private Education Part II: WAKE UP, CATHOLICS

(And all oth­ers with chil­dren in pri­vate & reli­gious edu­ca­tion!) Read Part 1   UNESCO: WORLDWIDE STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR ALL EDUCATION The U.N. (Unit­ed Nations) advo­cates Com­mu­nist Com­mon Core edu­ca­tion for all stu­dents on this plan­et, no mat­ter the reli­gion and no mat­ter whether the school is pub­lic or pri­vate. The “UN, Oba­ma, and Gates […]