Posts Tagged ‘public education’

Mom deems Reading Kingdom “pretty close to perfect”

Meg is a mom who signed her early reader up for a subscription to Reading Kingdom and was nothing less than shocked at the results.  Here’s what she thinks of our reading program: I’m not certain that Reading Kingdom is “perfect,” but I think it’s pretty close. Programs that are very phonics based don’t work for us – Jude can’t…

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Our world relies more and more on technology, which leads us to an important conversation, of whether or not computer science classes should be required in school. Read more from Huffington Post: Computer science: Most of us don’t even know what it is. It seems distant and even a bit confronting. What does it mean? How is it used? Indeed,…

Ask Reading Kingdom: what are the greatest inefficiencies in the delivery of public education?

Bruce (Educator) asks: In your opinion, what are the greatest inefficiencies in the delivery of public education? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of Reading Kingdom) answers: Throughout my life I have been fascinated by the teaching process and its power to change people. As part of this process, I have been particularly intrigued by television. Although it has sharply deviated from…

Education Reform Books: The Reign of Error by Diane Ravitch

Education reform is vital to the future of America.  The new book, “The Reign of Error” by Diane Ravitch shows that the current direction education reform is taking however, may in fact be misguided.  Here’s why: About the Book: ​”In Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch argues that the crisis in American education is not a crisis of academic achievement but a…