November 18, 2017

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.

Literacy-matters.

Education Is Not A Right

The US Supreme Court has ruled that public education is not a fundamental right under the constitution. Now there’s an effort to claim that literacy is a constitutionally protected right. […]

Education Questions Unasked

Voters need to stop thinking of the federal government as something separate from themselves that can solve all their problems relating to education. Effective education begins at home. So do effective education policies. […]

The Computer Paradox

If computer use in the classroom stunts the development of other forms of learning, then the fact that “all students in grades K-2 have iPad Minis and all students grades 3-12 have Chromebooks” is nothing to brag about. […]

Enough of the College Brainwashing, Already!

Parents need to put their fingers in their ears and shut out the steady barrage of unrealistic hype about “every child must go to college”—especially when it’s directed at children under the age of fourteen. […]

The Verb “Tread”

The verb “tread” in the sense of stepping or walking has been in the language for a thousand years. Not surprisingly, changes have taken place in how it is used. […]