Apparently it’s a how-to course.
Monthly Archives For October 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education offered up more than a dozen reforms to shake up higher education.
“Given the choice between losing their jobs or keeping the full 4 hours on instruction for students who enter the college with English as their second language and with significant lack of preparation for college level work, English faculty chose to act on behalf of their students and their colleagues have supported them”.—the Academic Senate of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, N. Y.
Academics have always had a hard time accepting the service academies even when they work for them.
When academics turn their attention to America’s free enterprise system, they prove definitively that they never worked in it.
But not in the way you think.
“There are so many ways a role play about racism can go wrong in a room full of 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds.”—elementary school teacher Katharine Johnson
“What we call basic skills are only ‘basic’ because they are one aspect of the cultural capital of the middle class.”—Southern University Professor Lisa Delpit
When public officials proclaim that they are acting “for the children,” look to see how much skin they’ve got in the game.
Will Common Core produce well-educated Americans or indoctrinated pacifist global citizens?