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Metacognition -- Teaching at-risk students "thinking-about-thinking" skills

OPINION ON EDUCATION:AND  META-COGNITION An article by Tracy Chou on the uncomfortable state of being Asian reminded me to think about the causes, and perhaps a cure, not the cure but a cure for racial differences in educational success. Chou's article, or so it seemed to me, hinted that Asians, while obviously people of color, are not perceived the  same way as other minority groups that have lower success rates in public schools.


MUSH FOR BRAINS PART II is a continuation of “Mush for Brains Part I ,” and begins with the options that were available for President Obama in dealing with the ISIS crisis. It concludes with a very short discussion of client states or nation-building.

Teacher shortage: Another result of Reagan's culture wars

I keep reading this year about a supposed teachers shortage. Opinion: If they want more teachers they should just start treating them nicer instead of trying to replace them with even lower paid "hired" help. The war on teachers has been ongoing since the fallacious report "A Nation at Risk." For those who don't remember, I believe that was back when Reagan started up the engines of the right wing culture war that has devastated our nation and led to the Tea Party extremism, the doom of the USA's middle class, perpetual war, a dysfunctional Congress, illegitimate courts, tax inequity, failed social nets and more. "I saw the enemy and he was us." (Nietzsche) #culturewars #teachershortage #anationatrisk #teapartyextremism #dysfunctionalcongress #failedsocialnets


DRAFT OPINION I STARTED THIS ARTICLE BUT GOT IN OVER MY HEAD, SO I PULLED IT.  I really did not have sufficient background to complete this story earlier. My apologies for anyone who bookmarked the page. I am reworking it now.   Author's note: I plan to go back, slow down, and take the time I need to do this story right. Please check back to m blog later to read "Mush for Brains" Parts I, II, and III.  Also, if you liked one of my articles, please comment, do Plus+ and Share on Facebook. Thanks.