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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 09/2010

Must Everybody Have a College Degree to Get a Decent Job?

| Posted 09.16.2010 | College

The explosion in student college attendance, increasing by almost 50% from 13 to 19 million in the last twenty years is due in part to the "for-profit" institutions that have been springing up around the country.

Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Media

This was the kind of story that, in saner times, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

Educating for Democracy: Playing the Numbers Game with the Dept. of Ed

| Posted 09.29.2010 | New York

The "test data" used to evaluate student progress acts as if children's learning could be measured the same way that sales of auto parts or purchases of cappuccino at Starbucks are calibrated.