Despite the risk of perceived narcissism, I have posted the link to my Fox News/Kate Dalley radio interview for two reasons:
1. This lady is very talented at what she does. Apparently Blaze TV thinks so too: She announced the next day her “partnership” with Glen Beck. I’ve done a lot of various interviews, and “sucked” at each and every one of them. On this one? I probably still sucked, but it was the most relaxed I have ever felt in this kind of media setting. This was all due to this talk show host’s talent.
2. My previous posts were written “White Papers” on the subject of “Do No Harm” as such applies to ethics in educational practices and testing issues. This interview outlined current, and potential harms in a very personal manner as I provide a ground level, inside peek into the world of our child education psychologists, therapists, and in-home Divergent Learner Education Tutors.
For the first time; in one setting, I had the opportunity to “lay it all out” regarding the realities of education reform issues, and the psychological ripple effects of what happens to kids (and their respective communities) when policy makers ignore ethics set by our profession in psychology (American Psychological Association).
The end result of subjecting our nation’s children to developmentally inappropriate academic standards/curriculum, and using them as research tools-profit centers for experimental testing via private companies without informed-written parental consent and accompanied safety guidelines for research….well….it really is starting to get ugly professionally for clinicians around the nation who have been tasked with cleaning up these psychological messes being pushed on public school teachers by both political parties (e.g., Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton).
During the interview (1.5 hours long), there are some rather interesting nuggets regarding school shootings, teen suicide, as well as what happens to a medical/school system hell bent on prescribing our restless/bored little ones with “speed” (ADHD medication), so that they can “pay attention” to their latest academic flavor of the day.
I will close my “education rants” permanently via this blog with a final post this week which may be titled: “The Idiot’s Guide to Common Core Education Test Validity: A Parent & Lawmakers Guide”……
……..then I’m off to welcome a new baby girl into our family (possibly way sooner than expected), and at least via this blog, close the door on education advocacy issues.
Everything professionally that needed to be said has already been said, and now it’s time for me to be a husband, father and Doctor/Consultant with this clinic. Our eyes ethical duty to inform our community has now reached full circle. Taking on a multi-billion dollar testing industry, and a Utah Gov. with the highest approval rating in the country would not only be futile, but a professional “death wish” for a group of Doctors who possess ZERO political skill (will ?).
I look forward to blogging about the original purpose of this blog: My Journey with my 5 year old daughter in a education system that changes quicker than the front runner in the Republican Party front runner for President. (I also formally endorsed our current Gov’s challenger in 2016 for Governor of the State of Utah, Johnathon Johnson, due to his promise to restore parental rights and local control back where it belongs: with me…with you….with all of us…..
…..I’m sure they are “nice little Billionaires”, but Bill
& Melinda Gates should not be making intimate, live altering parental education choices for your kids. It’s time for both Bill and I to turn our focus to our OWN children.
“Parents are, and must always be, the resident experts of their own children.”
I listened to both hours of this excellent interview today. Topics covered include the psychological impact of Common Core on the students of the state of Utah.
Dr. Thompson also covered the perfect storm currently brewing in our state because of over reliance on medications for psychological disorders, our high suicidality rate, and a huge leap in emotional distress in our children because the school curriculums are not age appropriate and the tests are not doing what it is claimed they can do.
American Children are being experimented on by Behavioral Testing Firms.
He also articulates the need for validation of the tests, which he jokingly noted that after three years of asking for state validity of the tests in every possible way, the only people who have shown any interest in doing so were some legislators in Florida.
Parents would do well to listen to both hours of this…
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