Stories by Marion Brady

Marion Brady is a retired educator. Read more of his writing at www.MarionBrady.com. subscribe to Marion Brady's feed

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: The Washington Post

Billions of dollars and hours are being wasted on tests that dumb kids down because they can’t measure complex thought.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There are major costs to corporate-driven "education reform."

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016, Source: The Washington Post

A primer for pundits and politicians on just how education reform works.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015, Source: The Washington Post

I oppose the Common Core State Standards primarily for a thus-far ignored consequence of their adoption.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Stagnation in learner performance is the fault of the system, not the learners.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015, Source: The Washington Post

Delivering information to kids isn’t the problem. They need information processing skills.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015, Source: The Washington Post

Standardized tests are destroying education and the teaching profession in myriad unsuspected ways.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source: The Washington Post

Don't blame the teachers -- the real culprit is information overload.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

A fragmented approach to education can never truly prepare students for the world outside the classroom.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Educational amateurs have spent billions locking a deeply flawed curriculum into place.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Should we really care about what these tests are measuring?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: DianeRavitch.net

We don't need standards for school subjects, but for the qualities of mind children need to thrive in today's world.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: The Answer Sheet

How do children learn best? It might not look like what you think.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Limiting what’s taught to what machines can measure isn’t just demeaning, it’s a recipe for societal disaster.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Market forces have distorted how and what students learn. It's time for new approach to curricular design.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Subject-based education is not what we need, according to this educator.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

You probably do. But what you might not know is how badly it's harming education.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

The major flaw in modern schooling is its preoccupation with letters and numbers to the neglect of all other ways of learning.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

Bill Gates spent $45 million trying to find out what makes a school teacher effective — and failed.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

Schools are sending kids on their way with a solid grasp of the Common Core State Standards but ignorant of powerful ideas.

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