Going SAT-Free: Newsweek
Reporting on the increasing irrelevance of the SAT to college admissions.
Some progress against racism in higher education.
These people have power. Keep an eye on how they’re going to spend your $660 million.
Did you know the (mammoth, ultra-liberal) teacher’s union supported the Democrats? They’re taking this one philosophically (now if only they would apply some sound philosophy to education).
I’m for the good old books. Emphasis on good. And old. And books.
This would be fun to debate. And it opens with this amazing insight: “Educators have long held that peer tutoring can help students learn.” Good thing we got those educators to figure this out for us.
One of the most crucial tasks in education. Perhaps they’ll receive some advice from people outside the union. If you have any, please let them know. More importantly, see if your teacher evaluation is sound.
Is there a scientific method?
This is getting old. What does that mean?
Hey look! That’s us. Be there!
Maybe the issue of the century. God bless Marva Collins, Marty McCarthy and those fighting for urban education.
What leapt out to me was how the arguments against are the kind that would shut down every good school on earth.
Three Cheers for Half a Book!: A “progressive” author writes on the looming transformation of higher education.
I hope you are aware that the way things are ain’t the way things will be – and soon.
Apparently at Loyola they want science students who can think. Promising thoughts.
Look, there are no advantages to ignorance.
Hope springs eternal.
Ah, yes, those eternal liberal arts thingies. They come out with a new set every few years, so we’d better keep up.
Yeah, we can shame and demoralize the bullies. Look, personal problems don’t have sociological solutions.
This week’s best good news!
- Did Ed Balls really say the danger with Free Schools is that they might create ‘winners’? (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Fed Ed Money Loses Out to Other Battles (edreformer.com)
- Does Public Ed Need to Look Like Car Manufacturing? (edreformer.com)
- It starts: Dept of Ed regulations for Colleges (computinged.wordpress.com)
- Application Inflation, and Extra Time on the SAT and ACT for Students with Disabilities (thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com)