“The promise of Brown will never be fulfilled,” a civil rights leader argues, “if the educational establishment, its enablers, [and] its cheerleaders resist reforms proven to elevate black educational achievement.”
Don’t Spare the Rod
An enormous problem in itself, student misbehavior is exacerbated by teachers’ and schools’ fear of lawsuits, a recent study indicates.
In a curious approach to mathematical education, a seventh-grade teacher in Michigan has students measure Barbie’s waist and bust and compare her proportions to their own.
The ADL’s Different World
In schools throughout the country, “A World of Difference” takes aim at “ageism, heterosexism, ableism and classism”—not to mention Thomas Jefferson.
Education By The Book, Unfortunately
If a public-school student gets to college without knowing when the Civil War was fought or how to do basic math, part of the problem may be with the student’s textbook.
Games Counselors Play
With so much school time given over to counseling rather than education, we thought that we would take a look at one of the games that counselors play, literally.
The Bias Of Special Education
School Administrators in inner cities have put troubled pupils in special education classes, whether those students are disabled or not.
The Internet (PG)
Children of all ages who surf the internet tend to watch less TV and read more but a veteran psychologist urges parental guidance.
More money not the answer to school woes
Although public officials and school administrators frequently plead for more government funding in order to bolster test scores, at least one academic remains skeptical.