A person named, "Orangepetal," commented on my Huffington Post article. My response follows…
Thank you for taking the time to read my article. My first recommendation for the President-elect or anyone else interested in improving education is to appoint competent thoughtful accomplished educators to set policy. America is loaded with them. American learning theorists and brilliant school-level practitioners inspire educators across the globe.
While I am under no obligation to write any more than I have already done on the subject, I will attempt to write some cogent recommendations for school reform over the holidays. Of course, it is impossible to cover such a complex issue in this forum.
In the meantime, there is a large collection of my work and ideas represented at http://www.stager.org/articles.html
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While I’m being criticized for not understanding fair-use and intellectual property law, Tim Berry in The Huffington Post offers the following food for thought – Ebooks, Copyright, Piracy.
I’m personally fond of what he calls the "Slashdot Argument."
David Pogue’s articles and music videos (links included) are also worthy of your time.
Today, two new articles I wrote were published by The Huffington Post.
Spelling Porn (about the televised National Spelling Bee)
When the Jumbotron says, "Read," You Read! (about the merits of "summer reading")
and my earlier article
The Surge Against First Graders (about the Reading First scandal)
Then comment, cross-post, dig, subscribe – anything necessary to tell the world that different perspectives on education need to be expressed in the media.
I could not be more thrilled to have been invited to be a contributor to The Huffington Post. I have read The Huffington Post since the day it launched and am extremely honored to be associated with this ground-breaking publication.
If the article is pushed off the main (politics) page, it may be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-stager/the-surge-against-first-g_b_100456.html
While checking out my article, feel free to share the love and leave a comment or Buzz-Me-Up! Education needs more critical analysis and reportage. I am humbled that the Huffington Post has given me this opportunity to reach such a large audience.
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July 28-31, 2008 – Manchester, NH
I was pleased with the effort until I read Chris Kelly’s Huffington Post article, Bush Baby Einstein. It’s a doozy! He really connects the dots and tickles the funny bone.
Bravo Chris! I’m not worth! I’m not worthy!
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.