Linda Christas

Student Advocacy Group

Enthused StudentsThe Linda Christas Student Advocacy Group is a political action committee that works toward the reform of the so termed "one-size-fits-all" education delivery model for high school and middle school students.

Background

During the late 19th century, two men, John Dewey and William Harris, advocated an educational system in the United States modeled after training methods used by the Prussian military. Dewey and Harris both understood that the Prussian system, with its use of bells, whistles and klaxons, combined with time limited subject segments throughout the training day, was effective in establishing disciplined behaviors, as well as delivering relevant subject modules in impartial ways. What Dewy and Harris also realized was that the Prussian delivery training model provided few adjustments for individual differences in aptitude, learning style, interests and skill levels.

While Linda Christas supports the position that there may have been, and still may be, substantial merit in using such a system when the object is to train individuals to react in synchronized fashion, Linda Christas maintains that such a system is largely inappropriate for today's middle school and high school students, especially given the value industrialized societies place upon creativity, and the subsequent relationships between creativity and individual fulfillment within those societies.

Mission

Successful StudentsThe Linda Christas Student Advocacy Group works toward the broadening of school accreditation criteria, particularly at the middle and high school levels. To this end, Linda Christas petitions and consults with a wide range of persons within the larger education community. This includes teachers, school administrators, school boards, parent organizations, school accreditation committees, as well as federal, state, and local government officials.

Currently, there remains much work to be done. The great majority of middle and high schools both in the United States and elsewhere continue to rely upon pre-planned curricula and standardized methods as mainstays for educational services delivery.

Goals:

Section Index

Participating Bodies

Initiatives Outside The United States of America

Next Section: Global Initiatives

Forward | Linda Christas Advisory Board Chairpersons >>

<< Back | Linda Christas Home

Other Pages of Interest

(I.A.S.C.) Recommended Reading List
The Roaring 2000s by Harry S. Dent Jr. (Chapter Five - Human Browser-Server Organizations That Operate from the Customer Back - This describes the I.A.S.C. accreditation model.); The Myth of the Hyperactive Child & other means of child control by Peter Schrag and Diane Divoky .. More....

Student Blog Postings

Ziyi (Joy) Wang Scores Successes in the United States Post Date 05/01/2016

Linda Christas Students Report Their College Successes Post Date 09/25/2015

Socially Proactive Teen Will Attend Coe College Post Date 04/11/2015

Amelia (Xintong Hou) Shows Us How to Deliver an Outstanding College Interview Post Date 02/12/2015

NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED TO HELP TOEFL AND SAT TAKERS Post Date 12/14/2014

Burma Star Recipient Accepts Linda Christas Award - Dame Vera Lynn Post Date 09/12/2014

Earlham College Provides John Zhang a Star to Steer By Post Date 07/30/2014

Two Stars Trust Their Future to Linda Christas Post Date 07/17/2014

Linda Christas Beijing Conference Held Post Date 03/29/2014

Welcome Peter Nwaebo - Nigeria Post Date 12/09/2013

Education News

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

Published 05/21/2017 11:28 PM

A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be ...


Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Published 05/24/2017 08:03 PM

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 ...


Trump Meets With Pope Francis

Published 05/24/2017 12:20 AM

President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. NBC's Alex Witt and Hallie Jackson ...


Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf

Published 05/24/2017 09:40 AM

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global ...


See more on our Education News page