Even before the development of Common Core we have seen a shift in education towards workforce development model at the expense of liberal arts.
Michael Bohr: The people who claim to care, who claim to teach our children to care, dazzle us with shiny objects and the promise of a better future.
James Flynn says Millennials have a higher IQ than previous generations but is concerned they are not reading history or serious novels.
Dennis Ian: I think 9/11 created the most vivid memories of the school l loved the most. I realized straight away how tethered that school was to the event.
Dennis Ian: At the moment, the rarest word in all of education is “kids”. And the most ignored phrase in this giant jungle of jargon is “common sense”.
Dennis Ian: It’s so easy to see the junk piling up at the front door of every public school in America. But the back door should capture some concern, too.
Niki Hayes shares “Saxonisms” that illustrate the wit and wisdom of John Saxon, a well known math teacher and math textbook publisher.
ACT Foundation and the Institute for the Future give their vision of the future of education surrounding a tool called The Ledger which is downright scary.
Shane Vander Hart: Determining whether a student will be successful because of genetics will lead to writing some kids off, and that would be tragic.
The Gates Foundation is funding a project that seeks to develop learning outcomes for core academic disciplines in college and assessments to go with them.