Education

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

John Dewey had a lot of praise for communist education in Russia.

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

“Mom, I have to get out of my history class and transfer to another. I’m never going to learn anything because the kids are so disruptive.”

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

Have we done ourselves a disservice in thinking that college is the only way to go?

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Religion has always been a thorny issue in US schools.

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

The poverty excuse is a "crutch that’s unfounded in evidence."

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

Education is more than school.

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

The heads of many tech companies exercise a lot of oversight of their children’s use of electronics. Should other parents do the same?

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

From Ken Robinson's 2006 talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

How did the adolescent subculture come to be? Bauerlein believes it is largely because of school. 

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

From the progressive educational reformer.  

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

"For the first time in 25 years, U.S. student scores on the national standardized test have dropped."

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

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

Really, Mr. President?

Really, Mr. President?

When only 22% of Black students are reading at grade level, you shouldn’t be sending congratulations.

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

From the famous 19th-century Russian author. 

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

If we want sanity restored to U.S. elections, then perhaps we would be wise to follow this advice.

Coming Clean: My 5 Suggestions for Improving the Education System
A 4-Day School Week? Research Shows Possible Benefits.

A 4-Day School Week? Research Shows Possible Benefits.

Maybe we should explore this idea further...

The Sad Disappearance of the Lecture

The Sad Disappearance of the Lecture

The lecture format is being abandoned by many college professors.

Nazi Germany Was Highly Educated

Nazi Germany Was Highly Educated

Improving formal schooling itself is no guarantee of an enlightened society.

Boomers: You Made Us

Boomers: You Made Us

Rather than constantly ripping their children, perhaps it’s time for Boomers to make up for what didn’t happen long ago. 

America’s Dwindling Number of Gifted and Talented Students

America’s Dwindling Number of Gifted and Talented Students

Have you ever felt that your child has the potential to excel, but that his school is keeping him average?

Parents Might Be the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education

Parents Might Be the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education

What recent Gallup polls tell us.

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.

Minneapolis' Failure to Educate

Minneapolis' Failure to Educate

The numbers show the need for systemic change.

Podcast: Teaching Character in School

Podcast: Teaching Character in School

A group of educators discuss what it means and how to do it.

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