Despite having text books readily available, only 24 percent of fourth graders and 23 percent of eighth graders in Arizona scored proficient on the highly respected NAEP reading exam. One wonders whether the return on laptop investments will be any better.
Monthly Archives For February 2007
students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth distributed 1,300 more copies of
their independent newspaper, the Duluth
Truth, after vandals destroyed hundreds of copies of the first distribution
The Bucknell University Conservatives Club is selling flowers to benefit a women’s shelter as a Valentine’s Day alternative to the obligatory campus staging of Eve Ensler’s Monologues.
minority children are over-identified for special education, especially
the emotional behavioral disorders and mental retardation.
University of California Los Angeles rescinded an invitation issued to
Carl Braun, California State Director for The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, to
a debate scheduled for this evening with Dr. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand
Institute regarding border security.
In the last five years, the university has played host to more than 21 prominent guest speakers, including such illustrious figures as Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Mary Robinson, Gloria Steinem, Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Ralph Nader, and others.
A new book exposes environmental scares that have become textbook mainstays but bear more than a passing resemblance to urban legends.
The Rutherford Institute, acting as co-counsel for Coach Marcus Borden, has filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit defending the right of the high school football coach to silently bow his head and bend his knee while members of the football team engage in the time-honored practice of student-initiated pre-game prayer.
Berkeley gets another chance to rev up the Class Struggle, at taxpayer expense.
In the current issue of Radical Teacher, one of their writers tries to relay our history, with some success.