Since the whole language method of teaching left students knowing no language, it may be time to take a second look at phonics.
Our African-American family’s education in Kwanzaa continues to this day.
Government officials now remove every vestige of religion from public agencies and places, including schools, but the founders of those institutions may have had other ideas.
Though few educators themselves can tell you whether teachers give too much or too little homework, most research shows that students are not overburdened with studying.
The push towards equality in education has made a casualty of excellence, a political science professor finds.
Children of all ages who surf the internet tend to watch less TV and read more but a veteran psychologist urges parental guidance.
Today in the United States there is a growing conflict between anti-discrimination law and civil liberties, particularly on college campuses, a legal scholar finds.
Students who take “Social Forces That Shaped America,” a history class currently offered at American University in Washington, D. C., may find themselves inundated with political correctness.
Educators have told generations of students that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal ended the Great Depression but the actual history of the era tells a different story.
Despite its power, the National Education Association’s membership may ultimately be its undoing as rank and file teachers find little in common with their representatives.
The Catholic principle of subsidiarity, whereby that level of government closest to the problem is the one best-equipped to deal with it, may be viewed as quaint but in public education, its inverse could be seen as disastrous.
“Over the last thirty years, America’s test-prep companies have grown from almost nothing into a $5 billion annual industry, allowing the affluent to provide an admissions edge to their less able children.”–Ron Unz, The American Conservative, December 2012
“Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to ‘encourage students to become agents of social change,’ colleges don’t have much of an effect on student political participation.” —Canadian sociologist Neil Gross
From the blog of John Ray, Education International comes the following: Keynes did get some things right. His comment on education seems positively prophetic: “Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.”
It would appear that the same people who actively oppose voter ID, do not believe that President Barack Obama should have to disclose his college grade point average.
Did you know that outrage is incivility in a hurry?
Pay more attention to the huge bloc of young voters, many of whom are starved for an alternate message on their college campuses where they are bombarded with a steady diet of leftist propaganda from their radical faculty members.
In a November 16, 2012 Academe Blog posting, Wright State University English professor Martin Kich has given us an idea of what academics find amusing.
One thing that journalism and the humanities have in common is that people don’t like either of them. Yet another thing they have in common is that journalists and English professors can’t figure out why.
Pity the poor undergraduate who learns about the Cold War from New York University’s website.