December 2005 Archives

In a recent article, English teacher Alan Warhaftig argues that the emphasis on technology in the classroom harkens back to an earlier era of vocationalism in schools and threatens "to divert attention from academic content." A technology-infused curriculum, he argues, may weaken students' intellectual skills and, ironically, jeopardize their ability to thrive in the global economy.


A recent study of low-income schools in California raised some eyebrows by concluding that, when it comes to student achievement, parental involvement is less important than a number of school-based instructional factors.


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