May 2013 Archives

What students do with knowledge is more important than possession of knowledge.

A longer school day and school year are counterproductive to learning.

If the purpose of the Parent Trigger Law is to help parents get a better education for their children, it needs to be rewritten.

Although schools may not always measure up academically, they meet a distinct need not measured by standardized tests.

When it comes to influencing the outcome of elections, teachers unions take a back seat to no one.

Teaching is far more complex than non-teachers can possibly comprehend.

Practices that try to repair the harm caused by student misbehavior are more promising than punishment.

If a student disagrees with a teacher's instructional strategy, he should write an anonymous note outlining his concerns.

There is a lifetime earnings premium of more than $620,000 between highly and minimally selective colleges.

Peer Assistance and Review has the potential to transform underperforming teachers.

If money doesn't matter in providing a quality education, why do parents shell out $43,000 a year for tuition?

Great teachers are virtuosos who possess gifts that can be identified but not duplicated.

What better way to keep labor costs low than to increase the number of STEM workers here on H1-B visas?

It's hard to generate sympathy when two wealthy communities tangle over funding, but the struggle illustrates important principles.


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