On November 8, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute held an event which dealt with the issue of grade inflation in U.S. schools. The National Assessment on Educational Progress (NAEP) has shown that only about a…
Topic: The Thomas Fordham Institute
Courts Say No Politics In The Classroom
So math teachers need not worry about how to attack Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the middle of a class.
Education System Failing Men
Some analysts have noticed, even if it doesn’t eat up a lot of time in the 24-7 news cycle.
Whatever Became Of Soft Skills?
By definition, soft skills should be in more plentiful supply than hard ones but are endangered by trends in both parenting and education and the overlap between the two, a scholar from the Manhattan Institute suggests.
Double Standards on Discipline
Race-based discipline reform hurts children and cuts against one of the core purposes of schooling, Heather Mac Donald, author of The Diversity Delusion, argued in a lecture presented by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution on Thursday, September 27.
With Critics Like These….
When the appointed conservative debates the resident liberal at a conference, don’t expect sparks to fly, particularly when the former echoes the latter’s talking points.
Charter School Deserts
A team of researchers led by Miami University (of Ohio) Assistant Professor Andrew Saultz has compiled a map of “charter school deserts,” or poor areas where charters are hard to find but quite desired.
Liberal Arts Grads As Employable As STEM Grads?
That’s what a pair of researchers from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) claim.
New Answer For Declining Test Scores: Ennui
A study from the University of Arkansas may have stumbled upon one reason for declining test scores–apathy.
Graduation Rates Are Deceptive
And more reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz than the three Rs or even John Dewey.