Are schools increasingly passing students on to the next grade despite poor performance in class?
It has been 32 years since the Reagan administration document shocked the nation.
According to TIME magazine, Shrewsbury is on a mission to instruct cursive-illiterate adults how quickly and easily they can overcome the cursive barrier in their lives.
The latest Key & Peele sketch “TeachingCenter” is still going viral.
My grandmother passed away a few months ago. While looking through her belongings, I discovered several scrapbooks from her school days in the 1930s and 40s.
Many people are confused why more vitriol is being directed toward Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the Lion, than toward Planned Parenthood. There may be something deeper at work.
If you know anything about the colonization of Africa in the 1800s, you might be wondering about where “Cecil the Lion” got his name.
Those of us born after the sexual revolution of the 1960s have been raised to believe that there is no inherent difference between men and women.
American students could probably use some hands-on learning.
You may remember it from the beginning of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto.
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.
Here is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country.
It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course.
Perhaps, then, the solution to our educational woes is not the new, up-and-coming curriculum that every school is following, nor an increased emphasis on testing, nor the latest and greatest tech devices. Perhaps students just need truth.
From the Foreword of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, in which he compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World....
The differences between the two texts certainly give cause to be on the lookout for further contrasts between today’s history books and the ones which educated our grandparents.