Marion Brady

Marion Brady is a veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author.

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:46pm
A Real Paradigm Shift in Education
I envy Thomas Paine’s way with language. I’ve been searching for years for words that would have the impact of those he penned in his 1776 pamphlet, “The Crisis.”
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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 8:12am
Why Schools Used To Be Better
You enter a checkout lane at Walmart, Target, or other big-box store and put your purchases on the counter. They’re scanned by a device that reads bar codes and translates them into data fed at the speed of light through fiber optics cables to corporate headquarters and distribution centers.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 3:16pm
The Education-Testing Complex of Mass Destruction
My last of several jobs in industry before I began teaching school was with Atlas Powder Company. At Atlas, I learned something useful for the current education reform effort.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:39am
Why I Oppose High-Stakes Standardized Tests
In 1949, I was a self-employed trucker, buying and hauling timber for shoring up the roofs of coal mines in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. A very long United Mine Workers strike put me out of the trucking business. Not having exhausted all the GI Bill benefits due me from a stint in the U.S. Navy, I went back to college, jumped through the necessary certification hoops, and started teaching in 1952 at the high school level.
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