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Insights Into Education Podcast

American education is caught at a cross roads. While there is no shortage of discussion about how to educate children moving forward, much either lacks historic insight into the fundamental building blocks that got us here, or is based by policies funded and dictated by private interests. In Insights Into Education Dan and Ed informally discuss the concerns of parents and teachers about the state of American education. They focus on what they have collectively learned in almost 100 years of experiences as teachers and administrators. They believe education must be focused on each individual child. They share a wealth of knowledge about experiential education. As parents, and having dealt with parents' concerns on many levels, they share insights into what parents need from teachers and the education system.
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Oct 23, 2016

Cashing In On Kids.  Dan and I attempt to look at education from the reformer’s point of view. What is their thinking?  Why destroy public schools? Are their approaches good for your child? For our communities?  For our country?  In our minds, we do not accept the argument that individuals can take profits from the tax dollars citizens pay for education.  We reject education scams that build Real Estate empires for individuals and corporations. We reject experiments that damage children. We wonder why our concepts of morality and ethics are not shared by the reformers. 

Oct 4, 2016

This episode is a continuation of Episode 12 with Holli Kenley.  Dan and Ed ask Holli to give us more detail about her work on bullying, and particularly on methods schools, organizations, families and all of us can use to create empathy. She enlightens us of the dangerous practices of institutional bullying often used to stop bullies from hurting others. Holli gives us specific information about of how to stop the thoughtless cruelty that makes life hell for so many and may even result in bullycide. 

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