Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history, and barely any could probably pass this test.
The success of this shop class experiment brings to light some key aspects of education that we’ve forgotten in today’s schools.
Incorporating real-world work and giving more individualized instruction is a great start, but is it enough?
A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.
The liberal arts should be taken care of in high school.
Is it time more schools sought to implement hands-on building courses like these in the curriculum?
Quality literature seems to be increasingly restricted to classes for gifted and talented students...
If they can't be challenged by reading, how are they supposed to tackle tough questions in life?
Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?
The perks of the program are nothing to sneeze at.
“With an average of two remedial classes taken per student, the half million recent high school graduates and their families overall paid an extra $3,000 for skills and content they should have learned in high school.”
Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.
A principal purpose of studying literature is to give us all a common culture.
We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.
How do we restore order and handle such glaring discipline issues in our schools?
Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?
In the U.S., it’s commonly believed that philosophy is too complex for high school students. But in the history of the West, that’s actually a fairly recent notion, and not one universally held.
Some schools are doing just that - with great success.
"In his seven-hour school day, Nick says there were only 2 1/2 to three hours that you actually really do need to be in class."
3 Little Pigs: Appropriate Literature for 11th Grade?