Category - Education

Stuart Taylor, in what he no doubt conceived as an original observation, suggests that the success of Barack Obama offers a lesson for African-Americans : …in today's America, the opportunities available to black people are unlimited if...

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Solving the Education Mess?

Jonathan Alter knows how to fix education: stop pandering to teachers and make sure that the people who are employed as teachers can actually, you know, teach. To support his argument, Alter approvingly quotes one of the worst education secretaries...

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More on Ruby Payne…

Last week, in a post about education and poverty, I took a pretty critical look at Ruby Payne, a popular, if misguided, advocate for ‘middle class values’–whatever those are. It turns out that I’m not alone in my criticism...

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Readin’ and Such

Tomorrow (well, three hours from now) is the first day with students in my classes, and, as is normally the case, we’re going to talk the first day about what we’ll be reading this year. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to...

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You've got to give social conservatives credit. They certainly know what the most important issues facing education are. In Kentucky, it's preserving the sanctity of B.C. and A.D: The state school board on Wednesday scrapped a plan to teach...

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Education and the Right Wing

Given his rotation around the Faux News Channel discussing the dangers of propaganda, Mr. Allen may have a case against his school district. His 9th grade English teacher certainly failed to cover irony.

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