With the standards and accountability movement in education, along with its hyper-focus on testing, recess has become a luxury instead of a necessity for elementary school students.
Shane Vander Hart: This year, Louisiana elementary schools are now required to teach cursive. Louisiana joins 15 other states that require the same and their students will be better off.
It seems as though this particular trend of rural schools starting online virtual academies was started because of the need for school funding, not because it is best for students.
It appears that North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kristen Baesler learned the wrong lesson about the number of homeschoolers doubling in her state.
Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky discuss in a new FreedomProject Media video how colleges of education have been a failure in passing on subject mastery for prospective teachers and instead focusing on politics and ideology in the classroom.
Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
Denis Ian: So “Baby PISA” is here, “the Program for International Student Assessment,” and just a handful of parents have any clue what’s all about because most don’t care.
Denis Ian: These commandments for public education promise a return to purposeful education unpolluted by biases and prejudices and misplaced emphases.
J.R. Wilson: The education system has changed so much so rapidly in the last fifteen to twenty years that it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen in the future. Here are a few of my guesses for 2018.