Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Marble Sorting Factory Model of Education

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It seems to be in vogue to describe public education as the “factory model” having sprung from the “industrial revolution.” That’s a vague and unfair way to characterize a factory, and insinuates that nothing of value happens at factories. Some … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Without Learning a Thing

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Everyone knows that the number one reason we should send kids to school and not just do it ourselves through some half-baked homeschool program is to ensure proper socialization. School is where all of the worlds’ kids are, so without … Continue reading

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Operation Iraqi Freedom & The Grading Policy

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I write about education and what I think that should mean or be, both criticisms and hopes, and stories about the kids in the public school that I work. This post is about Iraq and 2004, and something innocuous I … Continue reading

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Why Do We Want a Scholarship Endowment for Refugee Students?

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  For those who don’t know me, my name is Brian Huskie. I’m a teacher in an urban school district and as of this writing I’ve been there for eight years, five of which I’ve taught English Language Learners. Before … Continue reading

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