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Posts in category “Education”

Bard College Declares War on Admissions Rigmarole

I once tutored a student who could write an A+ essay, and …

Posted April 11th, 2014

New York’s Segregated Schools Need New Answers

Friday’s Bloomberg article confirmed a longtime suspicion about New York public schools: …

Posted April 1st, 2014

Why Finland’s Educational Model Is More Conservative Than Ours

Advocates of education reform have pointed to Finland consistently over the past …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Common Core & Globalization: Fact and Fiction, Part VI

Indiana is set to dump the Common Core standards, after a proposal …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Teaching Math Under Common Core: Fact and Fiction, Part V

As part of a continuing discussion on the myths and truths surrounding Common …

Posted March 13th, 2014

Common Core and Teachers: Fact and Fiction, Part IV

Question: Does Common Core’s focus on skills and test results hurt teachers? …

Posted March 12th, 2014

Common Core and “Informational Texts”: Fact and Fiction, Part III

As part of a continuing discussion on the myths and truths surrounding …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Common Core and Data Mining: Fact and Fiction Part II

Thoughtful commenters on last week’s “Fact and Fiction at CPAC Common Core …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Fact and Fiction at CPAC Common Core Panel

Concerns expressed at CPAC’s “Common Core, Choice, and Accountability” forum are much …

Posted March 6th, 2014

A College the Size of a Seminar

A glut of Ph.D.s and endlessly rising college tuition prompted Hollis Robbins …

Posted March 6th, 2014

What’s Wrong with Academic Freedom

Rarely do opinion pieces in college newspapers emerge as subjects of national …

Posted March 5th, 2014

How Universities Fail Their Students in Crisis

A student is raped by a classmate, goes to the campus center …

Posted February 20th, 2014

Where Have All the Public Intellectuals Gone?

Despite more accessible academics than ever, Kristof wants ruling class mouthpieces.

Posted February 17th, 2014

Of Plato and iPads: Should We Use Technology in the Classroom?

Elise Italiano fears that the push to “personalize” education through technology will, …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Why Education Needs To Be Much More Than Science

In his State of the Union last week, President Obama talked a little …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Why It’s So Hard To Come Out of the Homeschool Closet

Yesterday Rod Dreher wrote a blog post about Jennifer Kulynych, a Washington-area …

Posted January 24th, 2014

Is Common Core Really Dangerous?

For all its legitimate concerns, the Right tends to hyperventilate.

Posted January 16th, 2014