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kevin crouse

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The Lack of a Revolt Against NCLB

Hi all, I’ve been thinking about methods of resistance to the negative effects of NCLB and have wondered why, in the age of anti-incumbancy and conservative state rejection of federal stimulus money, why we haven’t had some innovative social configurations providing a calculated, rational, evaluative revolt against NCLB. By my understanding of the law, it … Continue reading

What Factors Influence Educational Systems?

Hi everyone! I’m assisting in a class on Systems Thinking and Decision-Making this semester and am putting together a simulation of educational systems for a little praxis in addition to the raw theoretical base of the class.  Each student will be part of a small group representing a school system (public school, parochial school, standards-based … Continue reading

Alternative Educational Models in the Wild

Hi all.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the the model that Illich puts forth in “Deschooling Society” and wanted to open a discussion about technology-facilitated, student self-directed education.  Skip on down to The Thoughts if you’ve read “Deschooling” or want to skip my summary of his proposed school replacement. The Summary Illich advocates throwing … Continue reading

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