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BRUCE DEITRICK PRICE is a life-long novelist, painter, poet and essayist. Along the way, he was always fascinated by education: the subjects that are taught; the methods used to teach them; and why the whole process isn't more skillfully organized.

For a Short Bio (& Two True Stories), click here.

 
LATEST NEWS: 
 
 
SEPTEMBER, 2016:  Lots of excitement on the literary front. 
 
 
SEPT, 2014: On site called TeachersPayTeachers.com,
 I created 5 PDF booklets about reading, Latin, and education in general.
 The titles are: An Introduction to Phonics ($2.50); Latin Lives On ($2.50); A Quick Look at How Sight-Words Harm Children (free);
War Against Reading ($3); Why Schools Fail--The Real Reasons ($3).
Please download them and send to as many people as you can. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Better-Ideas-Mean-Better-Schools 
 
JUNE, 2014: I was introduced on a Philly radio show as "one of the ten people in the country who can explain what's going on in education."


--MISCELLANEOUS-- 
 *  50+ YouTube videos reach combined views of 2,250,000. Wow! * Who's Who in America 2014.  *  Concern about declining literacy led to "54: Preemptive Reading," "61: Early Literacy Pack,"
and the Bouncing Ball Project--all aimed at helping parents to make sure their kids can read.  
 
 
 
 

 

S P R E A D    T H E    W O R D:
It's elementary, my dear Watson. The only way we save education is that 
lots more people get informed and get angry!!  
** link to this site or a favorite article
** tell friends and colleagues to have a look
** use articles in the classroom, e.g., "3: Latin Lives On"
** become an Advertiser or Sponsor
** suggest that journalist friends write up this site
** invite the loquacious Mr. Price to lecture
** give THE EDUCATION ENIGMA as a gift
It's a short, lively read. Only $14.99.

NB: Improve-Education.org starts from a profound concern for school, student, and teacher. “Educators,” on this site, never refers to teachers. It refers to the managers at the top, people with PhD's in Education. The more you study education in the US, over the last century, the more you suspect that most of these so-called educators are far-left ideologues. It's a sad story; for more of it, please see "21: A Tribute to Rudolf Flesch."
 
 
 
 

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