January 19, 2018

AmericanEnglishDoctor.com is the work of M. J. Maddox, PhD. The content is for parents, teachers, and mature students.

Dr. Maddox writes about School Reform at the online magazine Bellaonline.


Dr. Maddox Tackles School Reform at Bellaonline

Illustration by Bob Dahm for “When Is School Reform Not Enough?” by Ann Evans de Bernard, EDUCATION WEEK, February 5, 2014.

Dr. M. J. Maddox—the American English Doctor—has resumed writing articles about school reform at the online magazine Bellaonline.

So far, she has posted seven articles that may be of interest to the readers of this site.

Congress and Education 2017
The paramount goal of the 115th Congress regarding US education is to abolish the federal Department of Education.

Betsy DeVos, Perfect for the Job
Betsy DeVos would be a terrible choice to run a Department of Education committed to the needs of all children. But for the school system desired by the current administration, she’s a terrific choice.

The Charter School Racket
Charter schools within the public school system, run by qualified public school teachers, are a good idea. For-profit charter schools run by private entrepreneurs and created solely as an escape from the public school classroom can only weaken the system and create a greater underclass than already exists.

The US Department of Education, What It’s For
It is not the purpose of the Department of Education to own, oversee, set standards or curricula, or in other ways to control the public schools. If that is what it is doing, then changes are in order.

The Constitution and Public School Policy
The federal government has been influencing school policy since before the Constitution was ratified in 1788.

Public Education Is Not for the Wealthy
The US public school system was established to serve the elementary educational needs of children whose parents are unable to pay for private schooling.

Twenty Steps to Better Schools
All the talk about how to improve the public school system will remain just talk until major changes come about in the way teachers are prepared to teach and the way the schools are organized.