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Education Leader Explains 4 Reasons Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Education Leader Explains 4 Reasons Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Do you think we would see a drastic improvement in writing ability if we corrected even one of these areas in today’s schools?

Modern Math Problem vs. 1912 Arithmetic Problem

Modern Math Problem vs. 1912 Arithmetic Problem

See which one is harder.

‘Critical Thinking’ without Memorization? It Doesn’t Exist

‘Critical Thinking’ without Memorization? It Doesn’t Exist

It's necessary to have a foundation of knowledge on which to build.

What C.S. Lewis Thought of Testing

What C.S. Lewis Thought of Testing

Remarkable insight from the past on a trending issue.

Former Teacher: 7 Ways Schools are Creating ‘Empty’ Children

Former Teacher: 7 Ways Schools are Creating ‘Empty’ Children

How can we reverse the trend and raise vibrant, imaginative, and knowledgeable children?

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are only the symptom, not the source of the problem.

Now Schools are Testing Students on Their Emotional Skills?!?

Now Schools are Testing Students on Their Emotional Skills?!?

According to an expert on emotional skills, all attempts to measure them "suck".

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

A balanced approach to the opt out movement.
 

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

The education system should be held accountable if it wants taxpayers' money. 

Are States Lying About Student Performance?

Are States Lying About Student Performance?

What if those As and Bs on your child's report card don't give a true picture of your child's progress?

Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

American students could probably use some hands-on learning.

George Washington University Removing SAT/ACT Requirement

George Washington University Removing SAT/ACT Requirement

In high school, you were a voracious reader, had argumentation and writing skills superior to most of your classmates, and received good grades. But your standardized test scores were mediocre at best, and they hurt your college applications.

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Are Support Staff

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Are Support Staff

Perhaps society would be better off if the government stepped back and recognized that parents are the primary and best educators of their children?  

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

There's nothing like a good editorial cartoon to make you think...

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

6 Education Cartoons That Tell It Like It Is

There's nothing like a good editorial cartoon to make you think.

Quality Education is Not Rocket Science

Quality Education is Not Rocket Science

Every week it seems I receive three or four letters from people who are establishing new schools or reforming old ones. These letters are most encouraging, and all of the writers, without exception, are dedicated to restoring what is called a “classical” education.