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Entries by Joanne Jacobs from 10/2010

Doomed By Poverty?

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Education

Any school whose staff has accepted "reality" -- that we can't make a difference for our students -- should replace its teachers with aides who can supervise recess, sports, art and music. Let the kids have fun before they start their grim, hopeless adult lives.

Dismal Impact

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Education

If schools discipline more blacks or Hispanics than white students, federal officials warn they'll use "disparate impact analysis" to charge civil rights violations, reports Education Week.

Too Much Math?

| Posted 10.27.2010 | Education

Do remedial math classes teach essential, real-world, basic skills that students need no matter what future they pursue? Or could we limit math remediation by requiring less math knowledge?

Unready and Unsuccessful

| Posted 10.29.2010 | College

Anyone can give college a try. But success is elusive for students with weak academic skills and poor work habits. Community colleges are struggling to solve problems created in the K-12 schools.