Locke High School principal Frank Wells is fed up: “The more you fail, the more money they throw at you. We’re filthy rich; I don’t want any more of your money. Send me quality teachers.”
Monthly Archives For June 2007
The Detroit News is reporting that “The University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to spend $25,000 for foot-washing stations, making it easier for Muslim students to practice their religion but sparking questions about the separation of church and state.”
California Teachers Association (CTA) president Barbara Kerr says that her powerful union opposes second-grade testing so that “teachers have the time to help our youngest students achieve the knowledge and skills required to meet the state’s rigorous academic content standards — instead of wasting time preparing children for age-inappropriate tests.” Yet, the effective practices of high-performing schools and the bulk of empirical research show that testing young students is exactly what ensures their acquisition of standards-based knowledge and skills.
For once there is good news on the battle to fight political correctness in Great Britain thanks to an infusion of nearly 3 million dollars into British Schools to encourage all school age children to exercise.
“Boys are in trouble,” said Krista Kafer, visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. “The facts are quite clear; boys trail girls in most indicators of academic excellence such as, school engagement, achievement scores, and graduation rates at secondary and postsecondary levels.”
One reason why politicians spend more time talking about education reform than actually engaged in it might be that they benefit greatly from the status quo.
Charles Darwin is partly to blame for eugenics, according to Discovery Institute senior fellow John West.
Some social scientists seem to have a hard time distinguishing between the social sciences and hard science.
Recent data underscore what American taxpayers know all too well: at virtually every level – federal, state, and local – education expenditures are skyrocketing.
If you, like many Americans, are wondering what all the commotion is about over hate crimes legislation, consider this disturbing case in Crystal