Believe it or not, a new opinion poll found that a significant number of Americans do not know the answer to this question: “From which country did the United States win its independence?”
In many ways, Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar resemble other young college graduates, making their mark in the world. But in other ways, they are light years ahead of their peers.
As if the educationistas weren’t interfering in our lives enough these days, now they’re trying to push the notion that school kids shouldn’t have “best friends.”
New Flash: George Washington University has actually hired a Republican, albeit as an adjunct.
Last month a British agency released draft guidelines for voluntary educational standards where students as young as five years old would learn about “sex and relationships and alcohol.” No longer far from America’s shores, a similar proposal has been made in one Montana school district.
In their interim report on a National Study of Charter Management Organization Effectiveness, Mathematica and the Center on Reinventing Public Education contrast charter management organizations (CMOs) with coexisting public school districts and explain how the leaders of the former have considerable latitude in terms of hiring, firing and other institutional practices.
Green used to mean young, inexperienced and naïve. Arguably, it still does. “According to a poll by Habitat Heroes, one in three American schoolchildren fears that the earth will not exist when he grows up,” Ashley Thorne writes in the June 2010 issue of The Education Reporter.
Academics rarely try to explain why the human condition has not improved while they are busily trying to archive the U. S. Constitution and introduce us to a panoply of “rights.”
As Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings opened today, Senators repeatedly reminded her about her previous criticisms of the vacuity of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and encouraged her to set a precedent for a more frank confirmation process.
While conservatives are fighting an uphill battle on most liberal American campuses these days, their beleaguered minority status is still a threat to some well entrenched interest groups.