The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education

One-Room Education

The State of Education: conversations, lectures and interviews on all things education. Join me as I give you my thoughts as a homeschooled kid turned certified teacher and private tutor. Releasing new episodes every other Tuesday, The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education is primarily focused on the state of education in America through current events, history, and research in the most effective teaching methods to use in and out of the classroom, whether that is at your kitchen table or in a classroom of 20+. ***SEASON 2 COMING MAY 2, 2023!*** Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support read less
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Inside the Teen Mind with Kiera Gray
Jul 11 2023
Inside the Teen Mind with Kiera Gray
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! Today we dive into the often tumultuous relationship between teens and their parents, but with a bit of a twist. Kiera Gray is the 18-year-old behind the psychology-based course Inside the Teen Mind, created for parents to help reconnect with their preteens and teens to bring peace back to everyone's lives. Kiera talks about everything from the developing brain to the modern education system, and even how she was able to create a course for parents as a teen. Topics discussed today include: The impact of parental presence on teens and preteens.What teens and preteens really need from their families and how to facilitate that.How the parental relationship affects education.Tips to reconnect with your teen.How home education can set the stage for early success in life.What public education looks like to a teen who is experiencing it.What the Inside the Teen Mind course is and how to access it. Where to Find Kiera: Website: https://www.insidetheteenmind.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/inside_teenmindInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/inside.the.teen.mind/Get the Inside the Teen Mind course: https://insidetheteenmind.lemonsqueezy.com/ Related Listens: Your Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student’s EducationWhat is the Real Purpose of Education?Talk About Homeschooling!: An Interview with Guest Jamie of Humble Heart PressInterview with a Homeschooling OG Part 1Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 2Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 3 Related Reads: Should We Be Teaching or Facilitating Learning?Career Readiness: Educating Students on Their OptionsIs College Really for Everyone? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to ⁠⁠⁠https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/⁠⁠⁠ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to ⁠⁠⁠one-roomeducation.com⁠⁠⁠ to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to ⁠⁠⁠support my work⁠⁠⁠. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click ⁠⁠⁠*HERE*⁠⁠⁠ to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website ⁠⁠⁠*HERE*.⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
"Sensitivity Readers" and the Future of Literature
Jun 27 2023
"Sensitivity Readers" and the Future of Literature
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! Today we're diving into the world of Sensitivity Readers to see what changes they're making to beloved classic stories and the effect it can, and does, have on our understanding of language and historical context. Topics discussed today include: What does George Orwell have to do with this?What are "Sensitivity Readers"?Edits to Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach...)Changes to Agatha Christie Novels (mystery author)R.L. Stine (author of Goosebumps books) is speaking out!How to address content you don't agree with.Should we be changing original literary choices of an author?What you can do to help curb this trend. Related Listens: “Hard History” is Fueling Racial Divides in SchoolsYour Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student’s EducationThe Factory Model of Education: What is it and is it Still Viable in Today’s Ever Evolving World?The Government’s War on Real Education Part 1 Related Reads: Difficult Truths: How To Teach Hard HistoryShould We Be Teaching or Facilitating Learning?Trends in Pre and Post Pandemic Reading LevelsFalling Literacy Rates Part 1Literacy Rates Part 2The Factory Model: Does It Work? Did It Ever? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to ⁠⁠https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/⁠⁠ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to ⁠⁠one-roomeducation.com⁠⁠ to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to ⁠⁠support my work⁠⁠. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click ⁠⁠*HERE*⁠⁠ to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website ⁠⁠*HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Experiential Learning: What is it and How Can it Be Used?
Jun 13 2023
Experiential Learning: What is it and How Can it Be Used?
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! Today we're diving into what experiential learning is and the importance of incorporating it into your classroom and life. What is Experiential Learning?How is it used in education?Is it really that important?Ways to incorporate it into your life and classrooms. Related Listens: Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 1 Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 2 Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 3 Related Reads: The Rise of Alternative Education: Charter Schools The Most in Demand Life Skill That's Not Being Taught Should We Be Teaching or Facilitating Learning? How High School Students Learn (and get ahead) Through Community Service For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to ⁠https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/⁠ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to ⁠one-roomeducation.com⁠ to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to ⁠support my work⁠. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click ⁠*HERE*⁠ to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website ⁠*HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Classroom Sizes: Why Size and Money Really Do Matter
May 30 2023
Classroom Sizes: Why Size and Money Really Do Matter
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! Today we'll be looking at class sizes and funding and how these 2 things directly relate to the quality of education your students receive. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: Why classroom sizes are important when it comes to student experience What classroom sizes should be from a student’s perspective What classroom sizes should be from a teacher’s perspective Related Listens: Teacher FlightWhat is the Real Purpose of Education?The Factory Model of Education: What is it and is it Still Viable in Today’s Ever Evolving World? Related Reads: The Communication KeyThe Art of Inclusion in the ClassroomThe Factory Model: Does It Work? Did It Ever? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Hard History is Fueling Racial Divides in Schools
May 16 2023
Hard History is Fueling Racial Divides in Schools
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! In today's episode we're taking a look at how the "hard history" of slavery is presented to our students and helping to fuel racial divides in schools across the nation. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: What is Hard History?How Does One-Room Education address it?What is the opposition and why is there one?Critiquing curriculum suggestions. Related Listens: Equity or Equality: Which is Actually Better?Holidays Explained: The 4th of July Related Reads: Difficult Truths: How To Teach Hard HistoryWhat’s the Big Deal with Critical Theory Anyway?The State of the UnionsCivics: An Essential Subject Pushed Aside For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
What is an SLP? and Other School Resource Staff Explained
May 2 2023
What is an SLP? and Other School Resource Staff Explained
Welcome back for season 2 of The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education! Today we're looking at resource staff and the important role they play in our education system. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: Who's the new co-host!?!What is an SLP and why are they in schools?What other resource staff are available in K-12 schools?How can students and families access resource staff in schools?How can teachers and resource staff better work together to help our students learn more effectively? Related Listens: Your Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student’s Education What is the Real Purpose of Education? Related Reads: COVID Speech Delay in KidsSocial Delays After the COVID-19 PandemicIs College Really for Everyone? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
What is the Real Purpose of Education?
Aug 2 2022
What is the Real Purpose of Education?
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. Today we are taking a look at the root of everything we’ve been talking about, what the real purpose of education actually is. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: The current debates and issues within education in regards to their purpose.How long these issues have been known.What some of the smartest, most well minds in American history have to say about the state of education in their own times.How these issues apply to societal and pollical issues today. Related Listens: A Brief History of Education in AmericaThe Government’s War on Real Education, Part 2The Government’s War on Real Education, Part 3 Related Reads: What’s the Big Deal with Critical Theory Anyway?The State of the UnionsShould We Be Teaching or Facilitating Learning? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Teacher Flight, Shortages and Strikes Could Be Coming This Year!
Jul 13 2022
Teacher Flight, Shortages and Strikes Could Be Coming This Year!
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. Today we are taking a look at the epidemic of what has been coined “Teacher Flight” and the direct effects it could have on your family and your child’s quality of education in the coming school year and beyond. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: What “Teacher Flight” is and why it’s happening.The plight of the public school teachers.What Teachers' Unions are doing about it. The Best Way to Support the Overextended Teacher Volunteer to go in one day a week. Clean the classroom or set up for the next day. It doesn't have to be during school hours, just when you have time.Send the teacher an email thanking them for their work with your student. Let them know that you see them and appreciate them if they are doing a good job.  All teachers need feedback from their students and parents, not just elementary, but secondary as well. Related Listens: Your Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student’s EducationTeacher’s Unions…Good or Bad for Your Children?: Part 2What’s the Big Deal with Critical Theory Anyway? Related Reads: Getting Back To NormalThe State of the UnionsThe Factory Model: Does It Work? Did It Ever? For full show notes and references for all episodes of The State of Education podcast, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
What’s the Big Deal with Critical Theory Anyway?
Jun 28 2022
What’s the Big Deal with Critical Theory Anyway?
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. In today's episode, we are starting the discussion on Critical Theories in our classrooms by talking about what a Critical Theory is and the ways that these theories have leached out of academia into our culture at large. Today’s episode will be discussing: What Critical Theory isWhy it’s such a hot button topic in the news and politics right nowWays that Critical Theory is being implemented today, both inside and outside of classrooms Theories under Critical Theory A basic list of theories and ideologies that fall under the Critical Theory umbrella are: historylawliteraturepsychologysociologyhistorycommunication theoryfeminist theoryfeminismcritical race theoryforms of postcolonialism ThoughtCo adds: cultural theorygender and queer theoriesmedia theorymedia studies Today we are focusing on what Critical Theory itself actually is, and the different ways that they are being applied within academia.  We will be examining each individual theory in separate episodes, so make sure that you are following The State of Education podcast. For full show notes and references for this and every episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive One-Room content straight to your inbox whenever we post new content. References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 3: Mainstreaming and Beyond
Jun 21 2022
Interview with a Homeschooling OG Part 3: Mainstreaming and Beyond
Welcome back to The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education.  This is a very special 3 episode series for me as I had the chance to sit down and interview one of my heroes, my mom, Debbi. Join me today as we conclude our conversation with Debbi about what it was like to homeschool in the 1990s, her experience mainstreaming homeschooled kids in the 2000s, and how she views the issues within education today. Some of the topics covered in today's episode are: Parenting todayOrganic learningMainstreaming from the kid's perspective and the parent's perspectiveHow a former homeschool Mama turned Grandma feels about the modern education system "You don't have to homeschool to be a good parent.  That does not fit in everybody's lifestyle." ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/21/2022 "I don't think that homeschooling should be a knee-jerk reaction. ... it's a commitment." ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/21/2022 "If you wait for the perfect time to do anything, you won't." ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/21/2022 *For full show notes and references for this and every episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Interview with a Homeschooling OG: Part 2: Tales from "Two Creek School"
Jun 14 2022
Interview with a Homeschooling OG: Part 2: Tales from "Two Creek School"
Welcome back to The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education.  This is a very special 3 episode series for me as I had the chance to sit down and interview one of my heroes, my mom, Debbi. Join me today as we continue our conversation with Debbi about what it was like to homeschool in the 1990s, her approach to education, and she even shares some stories about me as a child/homeschool kid. Some of the topics covered in today's episode are: The different types of people who choose to homeschoolHow we worked within the law while doing what worked for usUnit studies and incorporating everyday tasksChoosing curriculums and how it was done in the 90 "...It certainly is learning!  You don't have to be in a specific place..." ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/14/2022 "... I say that you guys kinda gifted that to me; I think my brother has it a little bit too, that we are able to see stuff in our own way ... we're not standardized people." ~Katie J., The State of Education podcast 6/14/2022 *For full show notes and references for this and every episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Interview with a Homeschooling OG: Part 1
Jun 7 2022
Interview with a Homeschooling OG: Part 1
Welcome back to The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education.  This is a very special 3 episode series for me as I had the chance to sit down and interview one of my heroes, my mom, Debbi. Join me in today's episode as Debbi tells the story of how our family got into homeschooling in the early 1990s and what it was really like homeschooling before the internet.  She shares stories about me as a homeschooling student and how she worked within the law to create the experiences that I still treasure today. Some of the topics covered in today's conversation are: How our family got into homeschooling in the early 1990sHomeschooling laws and educating the school districtSocializing your homeschooled kidsHow the homeschooling community worked before the internet and forums were availableThe difficulties of getting established as homeschooling parents and recognition for being educators outside of the system "I said, 'I think I probably could do as well as a 30th of the teacher'..." ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/7/2022 "We wanted them to know that their thoughts were every bit, if not more important than the herd."  ~Debbi, The State of Education podcast 6/7/2022 *For full show notes and references for this and every episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Your Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student's Education
May 3 2022
Your Students Need You: The Importance of Parental Involvement in Their Student's Education
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. Join me for today's episode as we are starting the discussion about the importance parents make in their child's education, and ways they can work with teachers to ensure their child is getting the best education possible. Topics covered in today's episode include: The emotional impact of parental involvement in their children's education.The social implications of absent parental involvement in education.The academic advantages of a good parent/teacher relationship for students.How to step up as a parent to support your children and their teachers to create a better future for your child. It is your job as a parent to step up and support your children throughout their education.  If you aren't sure how to support your student and their teachers to facilitate proper education, reach out to the schools.  They have a plethora of resources and ways that you can stay in contact with teachers and staff. *For full show notes and references for this and every episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Talk About Homeschooling!: An Interview with Guest Jamie of Humble Heart Press
Apr 19 2022
Talk About Homeschooling!: An Interview with Guest Jamie of Humble Heart Press
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. Today I have a very special episode for you.  Today I present you with a fascinating conversation with Jamie from Humble Heart Press, where we discuss everything from our own educational backgrounds to our decisions to homeschool our kids and our realistic visions for the future of education in America. Some of the topics we discuss in today's episode include: The Social Benefits of HomeschoolingCoping with Having Your Kids at Home ALL the TimeCultivating Grit and Perseverance in Your ChildrenEducational PhilosophiesTaking Back Control of Your Child’s EducationFinding Grace in Raising the Next Generation Find all of the links for Jamie's social media, as well as her printing websites through Humble Heart Press. Humble Heart Press Online Facebook: Private Facebook group: Homeschool Unburdened: https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolunburdened Instagram: @humbleheartpress: https://www.instagram.com/humbleheartpress/ Website: Homeschool Printshop: https://www.humbleheartpress.com/ Website: Custom Gospels: https://customgospels.com/ I truly enjoyed my conversation with Jamie and I hope that you do too.  Make sure to leave a 5-star review if you like this content and want to see more interviews on The State of Education. For full show notes and references for this episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
The Government's War on Real Education, Part 2: Recent Changes and the Idea of School Choice
Mar 29 2022
The Government's War on Real Education, Part 2: Recent Changes and the Idea of School Choice
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. In Part 2 of this amazingly informative mini-series, The Government's War on Real Education, I present you with a wide variety of topics pertaining to how the government has been controlling what your children learn and how with little to no regards as to your opinion in the matter and the rise of the idea of school choice.  Topics for this episode include: Funding of public and private educational institutions by the Federal GovernmentHow that funding is used to keep well-meaning educators and community members silent to the overt anti-education, and anti-American practices and messaging in schools.Who is benefitting from the implementation of these policies?What we can do, as members of our communities and citizens of the United States to start correcting this problem. For full show notes and references for this episode, please head over to https://one-roomeducation.com/podcast/ If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
The Government's War on Real Education, Part 1: What is the War on Real Education and Why Haven’t I heard about it?
Mar 22 2022
The Government's War on Real Education, Part 1: What is the War on Real Education and Why Haven’t I heard about it?
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education. In Part 1 of the Government's War on Real Education, I discuss the changes in the mission of the primary and secondary educational institutions in the United States and the history behind the changes, as well as how these changes have affected the students' high school completion rate over the last 50+ years. Today's episode, The Government's War on Real Education, Part 1: What is the War on Real Education and Why Haven’t I heard about it? is pretty data-heavy, so bear with me and we will make sense of it all together. In Part 1 of this amazingly informative mini-series I present you with a wide variety of topics pertaining to how this war on real, or classical, education started.  Topics for this episode include: Defining what a REAL education is.Defining/describing what the war on real education is.The effects this war has had on American education since the start in the late 1800sLooking at how the end goal of primary and secondary education has changed.Examining the profit motive of postsecondary institutions in lobbying for bills that go against the best interests of our nation’s children.Break down government numbers in regards to graduation and dropout rates. What is a "Real Education"? I define a Real Education as a Classical Education that teaches the basics of reading, writing, math, and civics to all citizens of a given country. In addition to the 4 basic disciplines, the students are also taught HOW to learn and HOW to think. What is the War on Real Education? The war on Real Education is the idea that all students are the same and must fit into a pre-approved box or there is "something wrong" with them.  This also advocates for the separation of anyone who doesn't conform to the systematic norms to be removed from the classroom and isolated from their peers. This war is staged on several fronts, oftentimes without the general public even realizing it.  The war is meant to remove anyone who tries to ask real questions of the system and the people in charge from their peers, so they don't spoil the entire group.  The system self-preserves by labeling these students as troublemakers, learning deficient, or carrying out punishment against them. Why haven't you heard about the war on real education? The teacher's unions and politicians have been working very hard together to keep people silent about this issue through guilt and public shaming. ***There is simply too much information for me to write out here for you.  if you would like to see complete Show Notes, please click *HERE*.   If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support
Teacher's Unions...Good or Bad for Your Children? Part 2
Mar 15 2022
Teacher's Unions...Good or Bad for Your Children? Part 2
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education.  Today's episode is part 2 of the Teacher's Unions...Good or Bad for Your Children? Join me as I discuss the effects of the public teacher's unions on the American classroom and beyond in this 2 part series.  In part-2 I talk about the corrupt political powerhouse that the teacher's unions have grown into over the last 100+ years and the issues they cause inside and outside of the American classrooms. In the first part of today's episode, I delve into the problems that have arisen out of the federalization of education in America and the effect it has had on the individual classroom teachers and, by extension, their students.  Then I present the correlation between the establishment of the federal Department of Education and the expansion of influence and power of the public teacher's unions. After we have thoroughly discussed the above topics, I move on to how the teacher's unions, in cooperation with politicians, are working to enable and embolden teachers who want to use the classrooms to forge a new generation of political activists who align with their own beliefs and values, instead of teaching the students how to be independent thinkers and individuals who can discern what their own opinions on worldly matters are instead of relying on someone else to tell them what to think. If you like this content, please make sure to head over to one-roomeducation.com to find more content from educators of all types as well as ways to support my work. If you would like to be a content contributor for One-Room Education, please send me a message at: Contribute@one-roomeducation.com For a full list of REFERENCES, click *HERE* to go to the One-Room Education website.  While you're there, make sure to signup to receive notifications straight to your inbox whenever we post new content References: *For a full list of references for this episode, please head over to the One-Room Education website *HERE*. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/one-roomeducation/support