Monthly Archives: July 2012

Grade Inflation Does No Favor for Students

Professor Philip Vogt gained a reputation as the hardest grader at Lawrence Technological University. That’s not necessarily a good thing, for professors or students. While an “easy A” is what many students look for in a teacher,  they really hurt themselves in the long … Continue reading

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Teenage Brains

It isn’t a generation gap that separates parents and teens. It’s a division of interior world views that goes back millenia to the dawn of humanity. Discover the workings of the brains of teenagers in a fascinating online resource, Teenage Brains, by National … Continue reading

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School is too easy, students report.

Greg Toppo of USA Today reports a new think tank study finds millions of America’s students feel unchallenged by their curriculum. The report may serve to speed discussion about academic standards, as well as the future of public education. School … Continue reading

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Business Week Reveals Why Common Core Disdains Fiction in 2000

The author, a retired educator, takes a look at where public education is heading. Those who care about teaching and learning — as well as those who care about democracy and the nature of the American republic — will appreciate the perspectives. Business Week … Continue reading

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