Category - Education

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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Mike Dennison has an interesting piece in the IR this morning about the impact of Colorado’s passage of TABOR–and its potential impact on Montana, with CI-97. Others have more thoughtfully commented on the likely results for our state...

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Victimhood and the Right Wing

Anyone else remember when conservatives carefully cultivated an image of being tough? Sure, that was illusory–things like World War II movie ‘veteran’ Ronald Reagan, but you could reliably count on conservatives appealing to...

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You’ve got to love the Montana Family Coalition. You can always count on someone from their organizaion saying something crazy at a public meeting. Discussing propossed rules to deal with school bullying, Harris Himes, president of the MFC...

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Boys and books

In the climate of No Child Left Behind and bitter recriminations about the failure of public schools, Richard Whitmire offers a critical look at one of the largest issues facing school: the gender achievement gap. The statistics he cites from the...

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The NEA and Its Budget

The Education Intelligence Agency has a series of great posts about the way the National Education Association spends the almost $300 million dollars it collects from members in the form of dues. Memb...

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Teacher Education

George Will has an interesting idea to improve education in America: The surest, quickest way to add quality to primary and secondary education would be addition by subtraction: Close all the schools of education. Will’s argument is premised on the...

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Linda McCulloch has an answer that every teacher is familar with to the recent report that suggests Montana schools are not performing well: the test wasn’t fair! Unfortunately, for Montana students, McCulloch is putting politics ahead of...

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Teachers Scam Online Masters

Matt Singer highlights a story about two teachers in the Canyon Creek School District who received almost $40,000 in compensation that was the result of a masters degree obtained through a diploma mill that required no coursework other than the...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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