Concern that American college students may not be learning much during their years in school is not new; nor is it confined to conservative think tanks.
Monthly Archives For November 2006
Not all education reforms work out the way that reformers intended them to.
The University of Colorado attempts to ban Christmas parties.
The chairman of Accuracy in Media has a close up encounter of the surreal kind with Washington Post columnist turned high school teacher Coleman McCarthy.
Yale may have extricated itself from one controversy when it rejected the application for a Bachelor’s degree from a former Taliban official already taking classes at the new Haven campus. Nonetheless, today’s sons of Eli foster an atmosphere in which indulgence of terrorism can flourish.
In the he said/she said dialogue I recently entered into with American Federation of Teachers editor Beverly McKenna, I told her that I would post her response to my article in which I quoted her allegations that academia lacked bias. “Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you,” I wrote. “Come to think of it, if there is so little bias in academia, why am I backlogged?”
The members of the group will be taking donations in hopes to raise enough money to buy guns for underprivileged women in an attempt to end domestic violence.
Time after time, our feel-good, faddish government education system blithely abandons proven teaching practices for the “pedagogy du jour.” When fads fail – and they invariably do – educators “discover” what others have known all along: namely, that learning requires hard work, lots of it.
As another college semester nears an end, the Department of Education continues to assemble commissions to provide solutions to perceived problems with college education.
A new online initiative begun by the
University of Illinois, may give this Cinderella a more prominent place than it has had before.