It may be a new year, but we have at least one problem that followed us home from last year: presidential candidates speaking nonsense about education.
Recently in Politics of Education Category
January 04, 2016
December 18, 2015
Some angry parents in Augusta County, Virginia, shut down their local schools to make sure their kids wouldn't be indoctrinated into Islam. We really need to talk about what's happening in social studies class.
November 23, 2015
Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer participate in the PARCC assessments associated with Common Core. This seems like good news, but I'm not so sure it is.
October 27, 2015
A study published in the journal Psychological Science illustrates, once again, why investment in public education is imperative in a healthy democracy.
October 12, 2015
Is anybody else tired of the politics of division and wedge issues? Tired of the curriculum wars? Me too. Let's end this thing.
September 21, 2015
Did you hear the one about the dad who wrote a check to his child's school using "Common Core math"? Yeah, that happened. Is the joke on him, or on us?
September 10, 2015
A recent New York Times op-ed suggests that teachers aren't dumb—their training is. I'd go a step further than that.
July 16, 2015
Providing inconsistent funding for schools, and especially tying it to the political process, is a recipe for mediocrity. Let's start a conversation about addressing this problem.
July 08, 2015
Are we paying too much for education or not enough? As investments in public education continue to shrink, so, too, do our hopes of ever leveling the proverbial playing field.
May 27, 2015
Everybody wants children to be safe at school. Did you know there's an industry popping up to make sure you don't spend too much time thinking about the unexpected consequences of that?