High school students in Brooklyn, New York City walked out of school in protest of a personalized learning program funded in part by Mark Zuckerberg.
Shane Vander Hart: Both the testing and accountability movement and personalized learning are examples of top-down, dataless reforms that won’t work.
Lynne Taylor: Election Day did not change the fact that our education system has been reduced by absurdity by educrats at all levels of government.
Sandra Stotsky: All students, including minority students, need academically stronger teachers, whether in North Carolina or Massachusetts.
Common Core’s emphasis on critical thinking will not help schools provide better civics education, but will produce student activists who know nothing.
Maren Hicks encouraged administrators to heed teachers’ concern about standardized testing and policies that lose sight of the children in their care.
A missionary from the European Union traveled to South Africa to share the gospel, but not the Gospel that you might think.
Shane Vander Hart: Those who beat this drum overlook the fundamental question – is preparing students for the workforce the role of K-12 education?
The real loser of the “reading war” was science, in that kids are not being taught in a way that is proven to work for most children.
Shane Vander Hart: Canadian provinces would be wise to emulate Quebec’s success in math, but we in the United States would be as well.