A veteran public school teacher offers some observations that the National Education Association probably won’t like.
There is no question that most academicians are liberal acolytes. There is no question that this is true even among so-called religious institutions.
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.
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.
Oregon State University celebrates Dr. King’s life with a film about gay rights and the Boy Scouts.
School Administrators in inner cities have put troubled pupils in special education classes, whether those students are disabled or not.
Many universities do not like America’s armed forces, especially on their own campuses, our correspondent concludes.
Students who can transfer out of inner city public schools and into private schools get better grades in a less segregated environment.
Despite what you may have heard, Day Care is not for everyone.
Twenty-two years of teaching have convinced me that upwards of half of all teachers would not be members of the NEA if given a clear choice.
“When the College of Arts and Sciences offers its new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor in the fall semester of 2013, it will be at the vanguard of an academic discipline.”— Lauren Ober, on American University’s new course offering.
But the Border Patrol probably won’t be involved.
Nearly half the states have more public school staff than they have teachers.
“I think the party was a drag on him more than he was on the party.” New York Times columnist David Brooks on 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney, at Harvard late last year.
“I will continue to write that the Republican Party should give up on those tactics that focus on voter suppression and find ways to appeal to black and brown voters instead.” Atlanta-Journal Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker at Harvard last year, ignoring the suppression of military ballots by the Obama Administration, many of them to “black and brown voters.”
Public figures who proclaim their fealty to the public good generally want to minimize their contact with the masses.
Two instructors from Colorado State University (CSU) taught a course in which they encouraged incarcerated women to express themselves, specifically at a local jail and “a teen girls’ group at a residential youth and family rehabilitation center.”
For Lent, Catholics give something up. Perhaps academia could show some of the tolerance it gives itself credit for by easing up on the Catholic-bashing it engages in annually.
Youth, like age, hath its privileges, and one of them seems to be the right to not think too far ahead.
In the academic and political worlds in which our laws are incubated and passed, there is one statute scholars and politicos routinely ignore: the law of unintended consequences.