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Critical Thinking in Schools

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

My Decision to Send My Kids to Private School Has Never Been Easier to Defend

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Christina Pesoli

By enumerating so many offensive ideas in the "Educating our Children" section of its platform, Texas Republican delegates have provided me with a blueprint to defend my decision to send my kids to private school.

Helping Kids to Think

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

The thinking module I'm proposing fosters critical thinking and creativity, makes use of the resources a school already possesses, and helps students move beyond narrow, subject-based specialization.