The great American education fraud

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The great American education fraud consists of not teaching inner city, minority children to read in the proper phonetic manner, then expecting them to pass an academic assessment more…

Humanism and public education

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Back in 1849, when the organized Protestants of Massachusetts debated whether or not to support the public school movement, which was then being strongly promoted by the Unitarians, more…

The meaning and mystery of numbers

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- On New Year's Eve, I, like so many other Americans, was glued to my TV set watching ABC and PBS take us to celebrations across the globe, beginning more…

In love with America

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- My love affair with America began back in elementary school in New York City when I wrote a poem in the fourth or fifth grade entitled, "America, I more…

Hillary's lament

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- To be sung to the tune of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from "Evita." Don't cry for me New York Staters. I'm hounded by right-wing haters. They want more…

The century that was

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a few short weeks, the 20th Century will be history, and editors of establishment magazines and newspapers will be asking noted historians, usually from the Council on more…

The century that was

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a few short weeks, the 20th Century will be history, and editors of establishment magazines and newspapers will be asking noted historians, usually from the Council on more…

The fraud of education reform

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In my last column, I reviewed Charlotte Iserbyt's new book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America," in which the author points out how the educationists have advanced their more…

Deliberately dumbing us down

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt's new book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America," is without doubt one of the most important publishing events in the annals of American education in more…

Newsweek and dyslexia

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Newsweek's cover story on Dyslexia, in its November 22 issue, is a masterpiece of unintended misinformation. Even the title of the article, "Dyslexia and the New Science of more…