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Vladimir Mikhailovich, do you have any idea why all schools start at 8? It’s so early! It messes up children, and even parents … At the same time work starts at 9 or even at 10.


1. Yes, you are right, this is a complete absurdity. They say that this happened historically. Previously, most people had to start work at 8-9. And it was impossible to go to work, leaving the child alone to cook own breakfast and get ready for school.

2. Now the time has changed, but everything is still the same way at school. And no one really cares that children do not get enough sleep, are nervous, diurnal cycles in an organism are broken. I will tell you more: according to «scientific» instructions, the first lessons should be «serious» — Mathematics, Physics, because the mind is still fresh. And the fact that the mind has not woken up yet gets no attention.
Even in sports before the match, they conduct training, warm-up. And we have it like this – you run to school at 8.30 and immediately at 8.31 you go to the board to solve some equations. It seems that school scientists do not have their own children.

3. At schools of the near future (they will appear soon), and this scheme is fully described in my book «Educational Blast», lessons will begin at 10 and they will alternate: with a consistent load on the muscles (Physical Education), mind (Physics), feelings (Literature), stomach (lunch), imagination (Art), lungs (walks), wit (the Internet), communications (team activities), etc.
Because when lessons alternate, there is no fatigue and tiredness.

4. In my educational technologies I described the purpose of education and the results which it should be targeted at: abilities, skills, knowledge, competence, health, character and 12 other similar results. They are described in more detail in the book.

Irena Miller

Vladimir Mikhailovich, good evening! I`m reading your book about education. Tell me, please, if you are not afraid that if you turn education into business, many of its values will devalue (sorry for the tautology). I mean, the management of such a school will have not teaching but earning money as the goal.


1. I offer new values: High-quality education of children on a high standard + high salaries for teachers.
And the current values, that is, poor education + beggarly teachers` salary I offer to leave in the past. Although there must be diversity for balance and justice: anyone who likes this value can leave it and live with it.

2. The word «business» means «activity». For example, bread is baked — it’s an activity (business), planes fly — it’s an activity. Unlike the perverted stamp imposed on us that business is something obscene, aimed only at dishonest profits, everything is a little different.
Bread is bought only if it is delicious, and only in this case the bakery receives income. And if the bread is not tasty, then it is not bought and the bakery goes bankrupt.

Planes do not fly for profit, but to transport passengers. And if the airline is good, everything is polite and scheduled, people fly with pleasure, pay for tickets and the airline earns income. And if it serves poorly, then people go to another airline, and the «slacker» leaves market.

As Rockefeller said, business is primarily the production of shoes. And only if they are sold, then there is money.

3. The same way with education. First, it is necessary to produce an ideal educational product (it is a highly educated according to the modern high standard and a well-bred graduate) and then to see how much it can cost. And only then it`s time to determine who will pay for it: the state, funds, parents or mixed.

4. The idea that conmen will manage education, teach badly and scoop up money has no grounds, since people are not ready to pay for bad production any longer because they have learned to distinguish between good and bad.
Therefore, the school model described in my book will be both useful and profitable at the same time. And it`s a win-win situation.

Denis Perron

There is an opinion that schools today are mass production enterprises. Do you agree with this? After all, school policy can easily influence the world outlook of children.


1. Schools today do not produce «masses». They are the enterprises for production of complete «spoilage».

2. They would produce «masses», if there was exactly this ideology, purposefulness, communal methods. And now they are simply producing spoilage needed nowhere. And there is no world view either – neither in the society nor in the teachers.

3. In order not to have spoilage, but to have useful products, it is necessary to establish goals — what and how to teach, what to get at the end of the 11-year path and then how to move towards these goals. It’s not so difficult.

4. My technology on this issue (quickly implemented in the west) is called DRESS: Double Result Education System by Spivakovsky.
Double result means: high standard of fundamental knowledge + broad competencies of the graduate that are necessary in practical life. This formula appeals to parents and governments of other countries.




1. Answer: in the brand! A centuries-old brand plus demonstration of a high standard of living of the British, which was achieved thanks to wonderful education — this is its special feature.

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